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.