Journal article

A severe 2017 influenza season dominated by influenza A(H3N2), Victoria, Australia

KA Grant, KS Carville, SG Sullivan, J Strachan, J Druce, JE Fielding

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal | WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, REGIONAL OFFICE WESTERN PACIFIC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Surveillance for influenza-like illness (ILI) and laboratory-confirmed influenza in Victoria, Australia is undertaken jointly by the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services from May to October each year. Surveillance data comprise notifiable laboratory-confirmed influenza and ILI reporting from from two sources - a general practice sentinel surveillance programme and a locum service. The magnitude of the 2017 influenza season was high in Victoria with widespread circulation of influenza type A(H3N2), which peaked in September. A record number of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases were notified, and the proporti..

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