Australian Influenza Surveillance Report - Influenza Activity as at 8 July 2015

The Australian Influenza Surveillance Report and Activity Updates are compiled from a number of data sources, which are used to monitor influenza activity and severity in the community. These data sources include laboratory-confirmed notifications to NNDSS; influenza associated hospitalisations; sentinel influenza-like illness (ILI) reporting from general practitioners and emergency departments; ILI-related call centre calls and community level surveys; and sentinel laboratory testing results.

Page last updated: 09 July 2015

The Australian Influenza Surveillance Report is published on a fortnightly basis during the influenza season, typically between May and October. Influenza activity updates will be published outside of the seasonal period, with updates also provided during the season. A more in-depth end-of-season report is also published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence journal.

Australian Influenza Surveillance Report - Influenza activity as at 8 July 2015


Purpose: To provide an assessment of current influenza activity in Australia, as at 8 July 2015.

  • There are indications that the 2015 influenza season has started.
  • While laboratory confirmed influenza notifications reported so far this year are twice the number reported for the same period in previous years, they are still at low levels when considering the peak of last year’s season.
  • As yet, there is no clear indication of the overall scale and severity of the season ahead.

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