- Australian Influenza Surveillance Report
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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.
- Activity – In the last fortnight, at the national level, there were declines in the majority of indicators for person to person transmission of influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI), signalling that nationally the season peaked in recent weeks or is nearing its peak. This is the first fortnight this season where influenza was the dominant cause of ILI among patients attending sentinel GPs and samples tested through sentinel laboratories.
- Severity – Clinical severity for the season to date, as measured through the proportion of patients admitted directly to ICU, and deaths attributed to influenza, is low.
- Impact – Currently, the impact of circulating influenza on society, as measured through the proportion of people with ILI taking time off work, and the burden on hospitals, is low.
- Virology – This fortnight, the majority of confirmed influenza cases reported nationally were influenza A (88%), and where subtyping data were available, influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 was the dominant subtype.
- At-risk populations - Children aged less than 10 years appear to be more commonly infected with influenza; however the severity of illness in this population is on par with other age-groups.
- Australian Influenza Surveillance Report No 09 - 10 September to 23 September 2018 (PDF 1298 KB)
- Australian Influenza Surveillance Report No 09 - 10 September to 23 September 2018 (Word 1461 KB)
- Previous Reports - 2018
- Previous Reports - 2017
- Previous Reports - 2016
- Previous Reports and Updates - 2015
- Previous Reports and Updates - 2014
- Previous Reports - 2013
- Previous Reports - 2012
- Previous Reports - 2011
- Previous Reports - 2010
- Previous Reports - 2009
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