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HPS Monthly National Influenza Report - Month ending 18 March 2012 22 Mar 2012

Week 11

This is the sixth monthly report of the 2011/12 influenza season. For this season, we will provide detailed influenza update reports on a monthly basis with bulletin style weekly updates in the weeks in between.

This report contains summary epidemiological information on influenza-like illness (ILI) and acute respiratory illness (ARI) activity, its severity and impact in the community and secondary care settings, and vaccine uptake estimates.

The GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) has been calculated using a different method this season. Please refer to the technical document for further information on this.

Although clinical influenza activity remains below the threshold for normal seasonal activity, virological influenza activity remains increased. Levels of non-influenza seasonal viral pathogens are in line with expected levels. RSV activity is lower than at the same time last year. The number of Mycoplasma pneumoniae reports peaked towards the end of 2011, and has now decreased to levels comparable to the same time in previous years.

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