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  • Taiwan Disease Surveillance 2012-13 Season: Week 4 (ILI Begins to Rise)

    Week 3:
    Influenza activity was low in Taiwan during week 3. The influenza strains which have been tested match the 201213 influenza vaccine components.

    Of the 94 specimens tested during week 1, 2013, 3 (3.2%) were positive for influenza viruses, 2 (2.1%) were positive for influenza A (H1N1) virus, and 1 (1.1%) was positive for un-typed influenza A virus.

    During week 3, 2013, there were 2 new cases of complicated influenza, including 1 case with influenza A (H3N2) virus infection and 1 case with influenza A (H1N1) virus infection. Since July 1, 2012, 281 cases of complicated influenza infection have been confirmed, including 255 cases from influenza A (H3N2) virus infection, 19 cases from influenza A
    (H1N1) virus infection, 3 cases due to un-typed influenza A virus infection, and 4 cases from influenza B virus infection. 79 cases of complicated influenza infection received the intensive care. Since July 1, 2012, there have been 25 reports of death from complicated influenza infection; 24 cases from influenza A (H3N2) virus infection and 1 case from
    influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, respectively.

    During week 2, 2013, the number of deaths related to pneumonia and influenza was 300, which was above the number of the previous week (286 deaths).

    The rate of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness is 1.22%, a 2.5% increase compared with the rate of previous week (1.19%).

    The rate of emergency room visits for ILI is 9.92%, a 4.4% increase compared with the rate of previous week (9.50%).
    http://flu.cdc.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=...seDSD=7&mp=151

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    Re: Taiwan Disease Surveillance 2012-13 Season: Week 4 (ILI Begins to Rise)

    Week 4:
    Influenza activity is starting to rise in Taiwan during week 4. Influenza A (H3N2) virus is predominant in community. The influenza strains which have been tested match the 201213 influenza vaccine components.

    ILI: 1.25%
    ED ILI: 10.39%
    10.2% positive for influenza

    During week 4, 2013, there were 10 new cases of complicated influenza, including 5 cases with influenza A (H3N2) virus infection and 5 cases with influenza A (H1N1) virus infection. Since July 1, 2012, 291 cases of complicated influenza infection have been confirmed, including 260 cases from influenza A (H3N2) virus infection, 24 cases from influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, 3 cases due to un-typed influenza A virus infection, and 4 cases from influenza B virus infection. 84 cases of complicated influenza infection received the intensive care. Since July 1, 2012, there have been 25 reports of death from complicated influenza infection; 24 cases from influenza A (H3N2) virus infection and 1 case from influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, respectively.

    During week 3, 2013, the number of deaths related to pneumonia and influenza was 283, which was below the number of the previous week (303 deaths).
    http://flu.cdc.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=...seDSD=7&mp=151

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