How severe was the 2015 influenza season in Australia?
James E Fielding, Annette K Regan, Craig B Dalton, Monique B-N Chilver, Sheena G Sullivan
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2016
We thank the general practitioners who contributed to ASPREN, VicSPIN and SPNWA during 2015. We also thank laboratory staff members from the following laboratories who undertook influenza testing and virus characterisation: SA Pathology, Adelaide, South Australia; PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Perth, Western Australia; the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria; and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Melbourne, Victoria. Kristina Grant and Sandra Carlson collated the data for analysis. ASPREN and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. SPNWA and VicSPIN are funded by the Western Australian Department of Health and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services respectively.