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    2011 - 2012 thread here: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=174681

    HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
    04 October 2012 – Week 40

    All indicators of influenza activity remain low.
     A human novel coronavirus has been identified in a patient hospitalised with severe respiratory illness in London after recently arriving from the Middle East. In recent months this new human coronavirus was also identified in a patient with acute respiratory illness in Saudi Arabia, who subsequently died. Further information and updates are available on the HPA website.
     The Department of Health have produced an influenza vaccination leaflet for winter 2012/13. The influenza chapter in the Green Book has also been updated.
     The concentration and dosing instructions of TAMIFLU® oral suspension have been revised for the 2012/13 influenza season. Please see the MHRA communication for further information.
     This is the last summary influenza report – a full report will be published from next week with the start of the 2012/13 influenza reporting season.
    ...
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    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

  • #2
    Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

    HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
    11 October 2012 – Week 41

    Summary

    GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity are low at the start of the 2012/13 influenza season.

    Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    oIn week 40 (ending 7 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.5 per 100,000), Scotland (10.5 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (8.8 per 100,000) and Wales (4.0 per 100,000).
    oThe weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 40.
    oFour new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days (two in England and two in Northern Ireland).

    Virology
    o2 (0.3%) of the 610 respiratory specimens reported to Data Mart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 40 (1 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 1 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for hMPV, increased for rhinovirus and remained stable for RSV, rhinovirus, parainfluenza and adenovirus.
    oNo influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 40.

    Disease severity and mortality
    oOne new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 40.
    oNo excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 40 in England and Wales as calculated by the HPA with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

    Influenza vaccination
    oUp to week 40, 17.0% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2011/12 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 9.6%.
    oAmongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 6.9%.

    International situation
    oIn Europe, influenza viruses circulated very sporadically from weeks 21 to 39 2012 – there is no evidence as yet that transmission has started in Europe.
    oElsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere seasonal influenza transmission has not yet been detected.

    Novel coronavirus 2012
    oSince 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the UK there has been one confirmed case to date.
    ...
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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    • #3
      Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

      HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
      Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
      18 October 2012 – Week 42

      Summary

      GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low at the beginning of the 2012/13 influenza season.

      Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
      oIn week 41 (ending 14 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (5.2 per 100,000), Scotland (7.9 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (15.6 per 100,000) and Wales (7.3 per 100,000).
      oThe weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 41.
      oOne new acute respiratory disease outbreak has been reported in the past seven days.

      Virology
      o1 (0.2%) of the 486 respiratory specimens reported to Data Mart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 41 (1 A subtype not known). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV and rhinovirus and remained stable for parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
      oNo influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 41.

      Disease severity and mortality
      oNo new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 41.
      oNo excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 41 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

      Influenza vaccination
      oUp to week 41, 29.5% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 16.8%.
      oAmongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 13.0%.

      International situation
      oDuring the first week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there was no evidence of significant influenza activity in Europe.
      oElsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere seasonal influenza transmission has not yet been detected.

      Novel coronavirus 2012
      oSince 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the UK there has been one confirmed case to date.
      ...
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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      • #4
        Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

        Summary
        HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
        25 October 2012 – Week 43

        GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low at the beginning of the 2012/13 influenza season.

        Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. oIn week 42 (ending 21 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (7.1 per 100,000), Scotland (6.3 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (11.9 per 100,000) and Wales (7.1 per 100,000).
        oThe weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 42.
        oNo new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

        Virology
        o5 (1.0%) of the 503 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 42 (4 A subtype not known and 1 B). The proportion of samples positive remained stable for RSV, rhinovirus, parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
        oTwo influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 42 (one A(H3) and one B).

        Disease severity and mortality
        oOne new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one B) was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 42.
        oNo excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 42 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

        Influenza vaccination
        oUp to week 42, 40.4% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 23.3%.
        oAmongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 18.5%.

        International situation
        oDuring the second week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there was no evidence of significant influenza activity in Europe.
        oElsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere seasonal influenza transmission has not yet been detected.

        Novel coronavirus 2012
        oSince 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the UK there has been one confirmed case to date.
        ...
        http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317136698227
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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        • #5
          Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

          Summary
          HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
          Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
          01 November 2012 – Week 44

          GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

           Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 43 (ending 28 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.3 per 100,000), Scotland (8.1 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (13.7 per 100,000) and Wales (4.7 per 100,000).
          o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 43.
          o No new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

           Virology
          o Five (1.0%) of the 511 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 43 (three A(H3), one A subtype not known and one B). The proportion of samples positive continued to increase for RSV, but decreased for rhinovirus. The proportions of samples positive for parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV remained low.
          o Eight influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 42 (five A(H3), one A(not subtyped) and two B).

           Disease severity and mortality
          o One new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09) was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 43.
          o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 42 across the UK, as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

           Influenza vaccination
          o Up to week 43, 48.9% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 28.7%.
          o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 23.1%.

           International situation
          o During week 42 2012, there was no evidence of significant influenza activity in Europe.
          o Elsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere influenza activity remained low although sporadic detections of influenza viruses increased.

           Novel coronavirus 2012
          o Since 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, including one diagnosed in the UK.
          ...
          http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317136708535
          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

            Summary
            HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
            Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
            8 November 2012 – Week 45

            GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

             Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 44 (ending 4 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.4 per 100,000), Scotland (9.2 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (10.5 per 100,000) and Wales (5.9 per 100,000).
            o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 44.
            o One new acute respiratory disease outbreak has been reported in the past seven days.

             Virology
            o 17 (2.5%) of the 669 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 44 (2 A(H3),11 A subtype not known and 4 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, decreased for rhinovirus and remained stable for parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
            o Four influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 44 (three A(H3) and one B).

             Disease severity and mortality
            o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A subtype not known) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 44.
            o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 44 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

             Influenza vaccination
            o Up to week 44, 54.8% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 33.0%.
            o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 26.4%.

             International situation
            o During the fourth week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there has been no evidence of sustained influenza transmission in Europe.
            o Many countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region are reporting increasing sporadic detections of influenza viruses but numbers are still low and none have crossed their seasonal threshold.

             Novel coronavirus 2012
            o The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported to WHO a new confirmed case of novel coronavirus; investigations are ongoing. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to three. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
            ...
            http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317136883293
            Twitter: @RonanKelly13
            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

              HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
              Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
              15 November 2012 – Week 46

              Summary
              GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

               Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 45 (ending 11 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.5 per 100,000), Scotland (14.6 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (9.6 per 100,000) and Wales (3.7 per 100,000).
              o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 45.
              o One new acute respiratory disease outbreak has been reported in the past seven days.

               Virology
              o 9 (1.2%) of the 739 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 45 (1 A(H3), 2 A(H1N1)pdm09, 3 A subtype not known and 3 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds, and remained stable for rhinovirus, parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
              o No influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 45.

               RSV activity is now elevated. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

               Disease severity and mortality
              o Four new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (two A(H1N1)pdm09, one A subtype not known and one B) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 45.
              o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 45 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

               Influenza vaccination
              o Up to week 45, 60.8% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 37.5%.
              o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 29.8%.
              o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

               International situation
              o During the fifth week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there has been no evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe.
              o Many countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region are reporting increasing detections of influenza viruses, particularly in North America and Western Europe, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates.

               Novel coronavirus 2012
              o The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported to WHO a new confirmed case of novel coronavirus; investigations are ongoing. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to three. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
              ...
              http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137000634
              Twitter: @RonanKelly13
              The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                copy from the 2011/12 thread
                ------------------------------------



                I typed in the weekly provisional figures of deaths from England and Wales
                they are not easy to find in one list, partial excel-lists only
                so here is week 49-week 34, so people can find it with google
                I'm planning to update this by editing


                weekly deaths:

                09828,10348,11151,8472,10514,11343,10393,10320,101 17,10287,
                10532,11086,10945,10507,10041,9864,9634,8520,9992, 10816,10238,
                9957,8868,9913,9602,9602,6781,10170,9054,8856,8909 ,8754,8684,
                8877,8942,8810,8776,8977

                average last 5 years:

                10328,10501,10994,8939,12455,12851,11813,11054,106 15,10317,
                10402,10327,10158,09962,09909,9459,9392,9643,9694, 09644,09454,
                9375,9085,9272,9275,8223,9240,08878,8750,8718,8764 ,8577,8489,
                8549,8594,8547,8552,8577

                Edit: Copied from another thread, this list is of all cause mortality in England and Wales in 2011-2012 season


                -----------------------------------------


                weekly provisional deaths in England and Wales week 43/2010-week 35/2012

                total
                9275,9668,9406,9437
                9473,9220,11193,10880,11484,9689,12644,13133
                11438,10555,10235,10019,9757,9433,9453,9648
                9842,9707,9312,9557,9327,8335,8064,9853
                10140,8949,9163,7913,9254,8961,8715,8710
                8705,8461,8500,8456,8787,8573,8426,8466
                7717,8769,8612,8527,8919
                8719,8705,8638,9139,9640,9042,9305,9166
                9203,9828,10348,11151,8472,10514,11343,10393
                10320,10117,10287,10532,11086,10945,10507,10041
                9864,9634,8520,9992,10816,10238,9957,8868
                9913,9602,9602,6781,10170,9054,8856,8909
                8754,8684,8877,8942,8810,8776,8977,7617

                average last 5 years
                9328,9420,9548,9671
                9856,9898,10175,10454,10925,8825,12166,12540
                11711,11032,10675,10442,10587,10558,10483,10232
                10084,9662,9714,9822,9640,10122,9919,9221
                9017,9373,9309,8339,9322,8985,8813,8758
                8884,8630,8643,8737,8619,8550,8588,8643
                7985,8619,8671,8707,8829
                8908,9120,9240,9327,9501,9580,9654,9788
                9677,10328,10501,10994,8939,12455,12851,11813
                11054,10615,10317,10402,10327,10158,9962,9909
                9459,9392,9643,9694,9644,9454,9375,9085
                9272,9275,8223,9240,8878,8750,8718,8764
                8577,8489,8549,8594,8547,8552,8577,7901

                45-64 years (0000=data not found)
                1198,1215,1221,1185
                1198,1199,1396,1466,0000,0000,0000,0000
                0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,1213
                1260,1179,1226,1245,1205,1057,997,1302
                1358,0000,0000,0000,0000,1227,1126,1131
                1155,1163,1168,1118,1182,1174,1119,1133
                1018,1149,1159,1107,1172
                1065,1202,1130,1195,1262,1149,1208,1158
                1209,1268,1243,1268,915,1255,1370,1204
                1240,1245,1237,1164,1220,1310,1185,1238
                1256,1170,1072,1155,1313,1227,1171,1063
                1212,1177,1190,846,1217,1147,1130,1098
                1123,1124,1157,1153,1124,1108,1144,952

                respir
                1194,1306,1274,1224
                1212,1571,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000
                0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000
                0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000
                0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,1129,1073
                1084,1064,980,996,1053,1050,955,969
                932,980,999,1000,1058
                1137,1061,1099,1116,1291,1249,1218,1228
                1250,1383,1471,1666,1407,1789,1928,1627
                1570,1622,1612,1682,1823,1879,1647,1611
                1535,1412,1234,1498,1633,1491,1488,1304
                1443,1256,1328,886,1392,1158,1109,1107
                1098,1027,1116,1130,1034,1005,1083,880

                respir:
                ...
                xxxx,xxxx,1125,1144,1065,1044,1072,873
                (---1048,1083,881,982,1023,1047,1058,)

                Europe: http://www.euromomo.eu/results/pooled.html

                http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publicatio...#37;3A77-28713

                http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient...ures+on+deaths

                week,all,5y-average,45-65,respir.,ratio
                week 35: 7617,7901,952,880,1155 (bank holiday)
                week 36: 8848,8593,1164,982,1110
                week 37: 8641,8670,1106,1031,1193
                week 38: 8839,8688,1173,1065,1205
                week 39: 8865,8864,1094,1082,1221
                week 40: 9070,8955,1122,1153,1271
                week 41: 9441,9030,1162,1149,1217
                week 42: 9284,9146,1120,1184,1275
                week 43: 9550,9311,1149,1281,1341
                week 44: 9335,9540,1158,1222,1309
                week 45: 9683,9479,1172,1280,1322
                week 46: 9900,9551,1197,


                http://translate.google.de/translate...ed=0CDgQ7gEwAQ
                Attached Files
                I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
                my current links: [url]http://bit.ly/hFI7H[/url] ILI-charts: [url]http://bit.ly/CcRgT[/url]

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                • #9
                  Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                  HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
                  Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                  22 November 2012 – Week 47

                  Summary
                  GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.
                   Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 46 (ending 18 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (6.9 per 100,000), Scotland (9.8 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (9.5 per 100,000) and Wales (2.1 per 100,000).
                  o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 46.
                  o Six new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

                   Virology
                  o 18 (2.5%) of the 719 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 46 (2 A(H1N1)pdm09, 7 A subtype not known and 9 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds, increased for hMPV, decreased for rhinovirus, and remained stable for adenovirus and parainfluenza.
                  o One influenza B positive detection was recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 46.
                   RSV activity is now elevated. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

                   Disease severity and mortality
                  o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3N2) and one A subtype not known) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 46.
                  o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 46 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

                   Influenza vaccination
                  o Up to week 46, 65.0% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 41.0%.
                  o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 32.4%.
                  o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

                   International situation
                  o During week 45 2012, there has been no evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe.
                  o Many countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region are reporting increasing detections of influenza viruses, particularly in North America and Western Europe, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates.

                   Novel coronavirus 2012
                  o The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported a new confirmed case of novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to four. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
                  ...
                  http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137122396
                  Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                  The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                    Summary
                    HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
                    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                    29 November 2012 – Week 48
                    GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

                     Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 47 (ending 25 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (7.9 per 100,000), Scotland (9.7 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (10.5 per 100,000) and Wales (6.6 per 100,000).
                    o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 47.
                    o Eight new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

                     Virology
                    o 30 (3.5%) of the 864 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 47 (2 A(H3), 5 A subtype not known and 23 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds, increased for rhinovirus, parainfluenza and adenovirus, and remained stable for hMPV.
                    o Three influenza A and one influenza B positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 47.

                     RSV activity continues to increase. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

                     Disease severity and mortality
                    o Four new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(subtype not known) and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 47.
                    o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 47 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

                     Influenza vaccination
                    o Up to week 47, 67.9% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 43.8%.
                    o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 34.1%.
                    o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

                     International situation
                    o During week 46 2012, there is currently little evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe – much of the clinical activity with influenza-like illness will be due to other respiratory pathogens.
                    o Countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region report increasing detections of influenza viruses, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates or announced the beginning of their season.

                     Novel coronavirus 2012
                    o WHO has reported further new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to six. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
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                    • #11
                      Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                      weekly provisional deaths are up since some weeks, though.


                      Summary
                      Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low
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                      The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, increased for rhinovirus,
                      parainfluenza and adenovirus, and remained stable for hMPV.
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                      RSV activity continues to increase
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                      No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 47
                      across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.
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                      Up to week 47, 67.9% of people in England aged 65 years had vax
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                      I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
                      my current links: [url]http://bit.ly/hFI7H[/url] ILI-charts: [url]http://bit.ly/CcRgT[/url]

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                      • #12
                        Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                        Summary
                        HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
                        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                        6 December 2012 – Week 49
                        GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.
                         Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 48 (ending 02 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (9.5 per 100,000), Scotland (8.1 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (12.1 per 100,000) and Wales (4.7 per 100,000).
                        o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 48.
                        o Eight new acute respiratory disease outbreaks from schools have been reported in the past seven days.

                         Virology
                        o 30 (3.2%) of the 934 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 48 (6 A(H3), 5 A(H1N1)pdm09, 1 A subtype not known and 18 B). The proportion of samples positive continued to increase for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds; decreased for rhinovirus and adenovirus, and remained low for parainfluenza and hMPV.
                        o One influenza A and four influenza B positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 48.
                         RSV activity continues to increase. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

                         Disease severity and mortality
                        o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (two A(subtype not known) and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 48.
                        o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 47 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

                         Influenza vaccination
                        o Up to week 48, 69.6% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 45.7%.
                        o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 35.4%.
                        o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

                         International situation
                        o During week 47 2012, although the proportion of positive sentinel specimens has increased slightly since the early weeks of the season, there is currently little evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe - much of the clinical influenza activity is probably due to other respiratory pathogens including RSV.
                        o Countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region report increasing detections of influenza viruses, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates.

                         Novel coronavirus 2012
                        o WHO has reported further new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus from Jordan. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
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                        • #13
                          Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                          Summary
                          HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
                          Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                          13 December 2012 – Week 50 report (up to week 49 data)
                          Increases have been seen for several indicators of influenza activity in the 5-14 age group, in particular GP consultations and school respiratory outbreaks. Overall GP consultation rates and other indicators remain low.

                           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low but are increasing in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 49 (ending 09 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (14.3 per 100,000 with the highest rate in 5-14 year olds of 31.2 per 100,000), Scotland (11.2 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (15.1 per 100,000) and Wales (6.6 per 100,000).
                          o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 49.
                          o 16 new acute respiratory disease outbreaks from schools have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the five with a virological result avaiable, three were confirmed as influenza B.

                           Virology
                          o 45 (4.8%) of the 942 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 49 (5 A(H3), 4 A subtype not known and 36 B). The influenza B positivity in 5-14 year olds was 21.1%. The proportion of samples positive remained stable for RSV, rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza and hMPV.
                          o Six influenza A(H3) and three influenza B positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 49, giving an overall positivity of 34.6%.

                           Disease severity and mortality
                          o Six new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (two A(H1N1pdm09), two A(subtype not known) and two B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 49. Eleven new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (seven due to influenza B) have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England.
                          o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 49 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

                           Influenza vaccination
                          o Up to week 49, 70.8% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 47.2%.
                          o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 36.5%.
                          o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

                           International situation
                          o During week 48 2012, the proportion of positive sentinel specimens has increased since the early weeks of the season but there is still currently little evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe.
                          o Many countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region, especially in North America, reported increasing influenza virus detections. Canada and the United States of America (USA) crossed their seasonal threshold but activity was highest in the southern part of the USA.

                           Novel coronavirus 2012
                          o Following on from the new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus from Jordan reported by WHO last week, the total number of global laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
                          ...
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                          • #14
                            Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                            Summary
                            HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
                            Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                            20 December 2012 – Week 51 report (up to week 50 data)

                            Increases have been seen for several indicators of influenza activity in the 5-14 age group, in particular GP consultations and school respiratory outbreaks. Overall GP consultation rates and other influenza indicators are increasing. A letter has now been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

                             Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates increased in England and Wales and remained stable in Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 50 (ending 16 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate increased in England (23.4 per 100,000 with the highest rate in 5-14 year olds of 46.9 per 100,000) and Wales (9.7 per 100,000) and remained stable in Scotland (11.8 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (15.0 per 100,000).
                            o In week 50 2012, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu increased and the proportion for fever (5-14 yrs) is now just above the influenza threshold of 11.7%.
                            o 45 acute respiratory disease outbreaks (43 in schools and two in care homes) have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the six with a virological result available, four were confirmed as influenza B, one was influenza A(H3) and one was influenza B/A (unsubtyped).

                             Virology
                            o 106 (11.3%) of the 937 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 50 (24 A(H3), 5 A subtype not known and 76 B). The influenza B positivity in 5-14 year olds was 36.5%. The proportion of samples positive decreased for RSV and rhinovirus and remained stable for adenovirus, parainfluenza and hMPV.
                            o Fourteen influenza B, four influenza A(H3) and two influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 50, giving an overall positivity of 39.2%.

                             Disease severity and mortality
                            o 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1pdm09), six A(subtype not known) and five B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 50. 15 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (12 due to influenza B) have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England.
                            o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 50 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

                             Influenza vaccination
                            o Up to week 50, 71.7% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 48.3%.
                            o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.6%.
                            o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 40.8% were vaccinated by 30 November 2012.

                             International situation
                            o During week 49 2012, based on reports of spread and the increasing proportion of specimens testing positive for influenza virus, the season of influenza transmission appears to have started in Europe.
                            o Many countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region, especially in North America, reported increasing influenza virus detections. Canada and the United States of America (USA) crossed their seasonal threshold but activity was highest in the southern part of the USA.

                             Novel coronavirus 2012
                            o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
                            ...
                            In week 50, 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (six A unknown subtype, five
                            B and one A(H1N1)pdm09) were reported across the UK (150/163 Trusts in England) through the USISS
                            mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 51 admissions (25 B, ten A(H3N2), ten A unknown
                            subtype and six A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Three confirmed influenza deaths
                            have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU since week 40 (Figure 12).
                            ...
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                            • #15
                              Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

                              Summary
                              HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
                              Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                              27 December 2012 – Week 52 report (up to week 51 data)

                              Increases continue to be seen for several indicators of influenza activity. A letter has now been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

                              Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK.
                              o In week 51 (ending 23 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate increased in England (27.4 per 100,000), Wales (18.9 per 100,000) Scotland (19.7 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (25.5 per 100,000).
                              o In week 51 2012, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu reached the influenza threshold of 1.6% and the proportion for fever (5-14 yrs) remained above the influenza threshold of 11.7%.
                              o 38 acute respiratory disease outbreaks (36 in schools and two in hospitals) have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the ten with a virological result available, eight were confirmed as influenza B, one was influenza A(unsubtyped) and one was RSV.

                               Virology
                              o 137 (16.6%) of the 823 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 51 (116 B, 10 A(H3), 8 A subtype not known and 3 A(H1N1)pdm09). The influenza B positivity in 5-14 year olds was 50.0%. The proportion of samples positive decreased for RSV and remained stable for rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza and hMPV.
                              o Two influenza B and one influenza A(H3) positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 51.

                               Disease severity and mortality
                              o 21 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (eight B, five A(H3N2), five A(subtype not known) and three A(H1N1)pdm09) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (128 Trusts in England) in week 51. 26 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (18 Trusts).
                              o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 50 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

                               Influenza vaccination
                              o Up to week 50, 71.7% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 48.3%.
                              o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.6%.
                              o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 40.8% were vaccinated by 30 November 2012.

                               International situation
                              o During week 50 2012, influenza activity is evident in some European countries based on the increasing proportion of positive specimens and sporadic spread over the last three weeks, but the circulation of influenza viruses is not generalised in the community.
                              o Many countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region are now reporting elevated detections of influenza, particularly in North America.

                               Novel coronavirus 2012
                              o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
                              ...
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