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    Link to 2012-2013 thread; http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=193522

    Link to Public Health England National Influenza Weekly Reports Archive; http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Infecti...eportsarchive/

    PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
    17 October 2013 Week 42 report (up to week 41 data)

    Summary
    Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present.
     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 41 (ending 13 October 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (6.8 per 100,000), Wales (5.1 per 100,000), Scotland (6.8 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (8.4 per 100,000)).
    o Through various syndromic indicators, there is nothing of significance to report in week 41 2013.
    o Four new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days in care homes (where tested, one RSV and one rhinovirus).
     Virology
    o In week 41 2013, one influenza positive detection was recorded through the DataMart scheme (one A unsubtyped) and no samples were positive through the UK sentinel schemes.
     Disease severity and mortality
    o One new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09) was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (126 Trusts in England) in week 41. No new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (24 Trusts).In week 41 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
     Vaccination
    o Up to week 41 2013 in 68.5% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 8.6% in all 2 year olds, 8.0% in all 3 year olds, 17.2% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 13.6% in pregnant women and 30.4% in 65+ year olds.
     International situation
    o Influenza activity in the northern hemisphere temperate zones remains at inter-seasonal levels.
    ...
    Influenza confirmed hospitalisations
    ...
    -In week 41, one new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (one A(H1N1)pdm09) was
    reported across the UK (126/163 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and
    13). No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 41 2013. A total of two admissions have been
    reported since week 40 2013 (one A(unsubtyped) and one A(H1N1)pdm09).
    ...
    http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140081426
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

  • #2
    Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

    PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
    24 October 2013 Week 43 report (up to week 42 data)

    Summary
    Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present.

     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 42 (ending 20 October 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (8.1 per 100,000), Wales (4.5 per 100,000), Scotland (7.6 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (15.6 per 100,000)).
    o Through various syndromic indicators, there is nothing of significance to report in week 42 2013.
    o Four new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days in care homes (where tested, one influenza A not sub-typed, one rhinovirus and one parainfluenza).
     Virology
    o In week 42 2013, three influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (two B and one A unsubtyped, positivity of 0.5%). No samples were positive through the UK sentinel schemes.
     Disease severity and mortality
    o Two new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza B were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (131 Trusts in England) in week 42. No new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (24 Trusts).
    o In week 42 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
     Vaccination
    o Up to week 42 2013 in 70.1% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 13.1% in all 2 year olds, 12.0% in all 3 year olds, 24.1% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 18.9% in pregnant women and 41.9% in 65+ year olds
     International situation
    o Influenza activity in the northern hemisphere temperate zones remains at inter-seasonal levels.
    ...
    Influenza confirmed hospitalisations
    ...
    -In week 42, two new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (two B) were reported across the
    UK (131/163 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). No new
    confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 42 2013. A total of four admissions have been reported since
    week 40 2013 all in 45+ year olds (two B, one A(unsubtyped) and one A(H1N1)pdm09).
    ...
    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: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

      PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
      Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
      31 October 2013 Week 44 report (up to week 43 data)

      Summary
      Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present.
       Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 43 (ending 27 October 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (7.7 per 100,000), Wales (4.7 per 100,000), Scotland (8.4 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (14.4 per 100,000)).
      o Through various syndromic indicators, there is nothing of significance to report in week 43 2013.
      o One new acute respiratory outbreak has been reported in the past seven days in a care home (not tested).
       Virology
      o In week 43 2013, seven influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (two A(not sub-typed), two flu A(H3), one A(H1N1)pdm09 and two B, positivity of 1.0%). No samples were positive through the UK sentinel schemes.
       Disease severity and mortality
      o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09, one A unknown and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (134 Trusts in England) in week 43. One new hospitalised confirmed influenza case (one A(H1N1pdm09)) was reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (25 Trusts).
      o In week 43 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
       Vaccination
      o Up to week 43 2013 in 70.0% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 18.1% in all 2 year olds, 16.4% in all 3 year olds, 29.7% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 23.2% in pregnant women and 50.4% in 65+ year olds
       International situation
      o Although in many European countries influenza-like illness activity started to increase, influenza detections in the northern hemisphere temperate zones remained low.

      ...
      -In week 43, three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (one influenza A(H1N1)pdm09,
      one A unknown, and one B) were reported across the UK (134/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
      mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 43 2013.
      A total of eight admissions (two A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(unknown) and three B) and no confirmed influenza
      deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
      ...
      http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140166080
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

        PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
        7 November 2013 Week 45 report (up to week 44 data)
        http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140224323

        Summary
        Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present.
         Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 44 (ending 3 November 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (5.6 per 100,000), Wales (2.2 per 100,000), Scotland (4.7 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (10.6 per 100,000)).
        o Through various syndromic indicators, there is nothing of significance to report in week 44 2013.
        o Two new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days in care homes (one rhinovirus and one not tested).
         Virology
        o In week 44 2013, nine influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (five A(H3) and four A(H1N1)pdm09, positivity of 1.4%). No samples were positive through the UK sentinel schemes.
         Disease severity and mortality
        o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A unknown and two B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (139 Trusts in England) in week 44. Three new hospitalised confirmed influenza case (one A(H1N1pdm09) and two A unknown) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (29 Trusts). In week 44 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
         Vaccination
        o Up to week 44 2013 in 71.6% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 22.6% in all 2 year olds, 20.5% in all 3 year olds, 34.1% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 26.5% in pregnant women and 56.0% in 65+ year olds.
         International situation
        o Although in many European countries influenza-like illness activity started to increase, influenza detections in the northern hemisphere temperate zones remained low.
        ...
        -In week 44, three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (one A unknown and two B)
        were reported across the UK (139/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 8
        and 9). No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 44 2013. A total of eleven admissions (two
        A(H1N1)pdm09, four A(unknown) and five B) and no confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week
        40 2013.
        ...
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

          PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
          Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
          14 November 2013 Week 46 report (up to week 45 data)
          http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140265597

          Summary
          Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present.
           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 45 (ending 10 November 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (4.2 per 100,000), Wales (2.9 per 100,000), Scotland (10.8 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (13.2 per 100,000)).
          o In week 44 there have been national increases in bronchitis/bronchiolitis and acute respiratory infection emergency department attendances, particularly in children aged <5 years old. This is consistent with increasing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity.One new acute respiratory outbreak has been reported in the past seven days in a care home (not tested).
           Flusurvey, an online flu surveillance system, has been launched for 2013/14. For further information and to register, please see the website.
           Virology
          o In week 45 2013, ten influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (six A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(not subtyped) and two B, positivity of 1.4%, a similar value to week 44). One sample was positive for influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09) through the UK sentinel schemes.
           Disease severity and mortality
          o One new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one B) was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (142 Trusts in England) in week 45. One new hospitalised confirmed influenza case (one B) was reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (28 Trusts).
          o In week 45 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
           Vaccination
          o Up to week 45 2013 in 74.4% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 27.1% in all 2 year olds, 24.4% in all 3 year olds, 37.9% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 29.5% in all pregnant women and 60.8% in 65+ year olds
           International situation
          o Although in many European countries influenza-like illness activity started to increase, influenza detections in the northern hemisphere temperate zones remained low.
          ...
          -In week 45, one new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (one B) was reported across the
          UK (142/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 8 and 9). No new confirmed
          influenza deaths were reported in week 45 2013. A total of twelve admissions (two A(H1N1)pdm09, four
          A(unknown) and six B) and no confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
          ...
          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: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

            PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
            Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
            21 November 2013 Week 47 report (up to week 46 data)
            http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140331545

            Summary
            Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present, though RSV is currently circulating.

             Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 46 (ending 17 November 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (7.5 per 100,000), Wales (3.5 per 100,000), Scotland (8.2 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (14.4 per 100,000)).
            o In week 46 there have been national increases in acute respiratory infection syndromic indicators, particularly in children, in line with seasonal expectations. This is consistent with increasing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity.
            o One new acute respiratory outbreak has been reported in the past seven days in a care home (not tested).
             Flusurvey, an online flu surveillance system, has been launched for 2013/14. For further information and to register, please see the website.
             Virology
            o In week 46 2013, four influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (one A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(H3) and one A(not subtyped), positivity of 0.6% compared to 1.4% in week 45)
            o No samples were positive through the UK sentinel schemes.
             Disease severity and mortality
            o One new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A unknown subtype) was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (146 Trusts in England) in week 46. One new hospitalised confirmed influenza case (one A(H1N1)pdm09) was reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (27 Trusts).
            o In week 46 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
             Vaccination
            o Up to week 46 2013 in 78.2% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 31.1% in all 2 year olds, 27.9% in all 3 year olds, 41.1% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 32.0% in all pregnant women and 64.4% in 65+ year olds.
            o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 35.0% were vaccinated by 31 October 2013 from 94.9% of Trusts, compared to 28.4% vaccinated the previous season by 31 October 2012.
             International situation
            o Although in many European countries influenza-like illness activity started to increase, influenza detections in the northern hemisphere temperate zones remained low.
            ...
            -In week 46, one new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (one A unknown subtype) was
            reported across the UK (146/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 8 and 9).
            No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 46 2013. A total of 13 admissions (two A(H1N1)pdm09,
            five A(unknown) and six B) and no confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
            ...
            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: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

              PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
              Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
              28 November 2013 Week 48 report (up to week 47 data)
              ...
              http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140364849

              Summary
              Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present, though RSV is currently circulating.
               Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 47 (ending 24 November 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (3.5 per 100,000), Wales (6.6 per 100,000), Scotland (7.8 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (18.8 per 100,000)).
              o In week 47 there have been further national increases in acute respiratory infection syndromic indicators, particularly in children, in line with seasonal expectations. This is consistent with increasing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity.
              o Two new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days in care homes (both not tested).
               Virology
              o In week 47 2013, seven influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (three A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3), one A(not subtyped) and two B, positivity of 0.8% compared to 0.6% in week 46)
              o No samples were positive through the UK sentinel schemes.
               Disease severity and mortality
              o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09, one A unknown subtype and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (150 Trusts in England) in week 46. Four new hospitalised confirmed influenza case (three A(H1N1)pdm09 and one B) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (28 Trusts).
              o In week 47 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
               Vaccination
              o Up to week 47 2013 in 77.7% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 34.1% in all 2 year olds, 30.6% in all 3 year olds, 43.6% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 34.0% in all pregnant women and 67.0% in 65+ year olds.
              o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 35.0% were vaccinated by 31 October 2013 from 94.9% of Trusts, compared to 28.4% vaccinated the previous season by 31 October 2012.
               International situation
              o Overall influenza activity in North America has increased but remains at low levels throughout the region.
              o European countries continue to report low levels of influenza activity.
              ...
              -In week 47, three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (one A(H1N1)pdm09, one A
              unknown subtype and one B) were reported across the UK (150/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
              mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11). No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 47 2013. A
              total of 16 admissions (three A(H1N1)pdm09, six A(unknown) and seven B) and no confirmed influenza deaths have
              been reported since week 40 2013.
              ...
              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: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                05 December 2013 Week 49 report (up to week 48 data)

                Summary
                Indicators of influenza activity are at minimal levels suggesting no community transmission at present, though RSV is currently circulating.
                 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 48 (ending 1 December 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (5.6 per 100,000), Wales (4.9 per 100,000), Scotland (8.7 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (11.9 per 100,000)).
                o In week 48 there have been further national increases in acute respiratory infection syndromic indicators, particularly in children <5 years old, in line with seasonal expectations. This is consistent with increasing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity.
                o One new acute respiratory outbreak has been reported in the past seven days in a care home (not tested).
                 Virology
                o In week 48 2013, five influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (three A(H1N1)pdm09 and two B, positivity of 0.4% compared to 0.8% in week 47).
                o One sample was positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 through the English sentinel schemes.
                 Disease severity and mortality
                o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (two A unknown subtype and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (144 Trusts in England) in week 48. No new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (28 Trusts).
                o In week 48 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
                 Vaccination
                o Up to week 48 2013 in 80.3% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 36.5% in all 2 year olds, 32.9% in all 3 year olds, 45.7% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 35.6% in all pregnant women and 68.8% in 65+ year olds.
                o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 35.0% were vaccinated by 31 October 2013 from 94.9% of Trusts, compared to 28.4% vaccinated the previous season by 31 October 2012.
                 International situation
                o Overall influenza activity in North America has increased but remains at low levels throughout the region.
                o European countries continue to report low levels of influenza activity.
                ...
                -In week 48, three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (two A unknown subtype and one
                B) were reported across the UK (144/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10
                and 11). No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 48 2013. A total of 17 admissions (three
                A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A(unknown) and seven B) and no confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week
                40 2013.
                ...
                http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140406449
                Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                  PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                  Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                  12 December 2013 Week 50 report (up to week 49 data)

                  Summary
                  Indicators of influenza activity are at low levels suggesting minimal transmission at present, though RSV is continuing to circulate.
                   Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 49 (ending 8 December 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (6.6 per 100,000), Wales (8.1 per 100,000), Scotland (7.6 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (12.7 per 100,000)).
                  o In week 49 there have been further national increases in acute respiratory infection syndromic indicators, particularly in children <5 years old, in line with seasonal expectations. This is consistent with increasing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity. Selected indicators of ILI activity remain stable and below seasonally expected levels.
                  o One new acute respiratory outbreak has been reported in the past seven days in a care home (one RSV).
                   Virology
                  o In week 49 2013, 12 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (seven A(H1N1)pdm09, four A(H3) and one B, positivity of 1.1% compared to 0.4% in week 48).
                  o One sample was positive for influenza B through the UK sentinel schemes.
                   Disease severity and mortality
                  o Five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (three A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A unknown subtype) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (144 Trusts in England) in week 49. Seven new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (29 Trusts).
                  o In week 49 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
                   Vaccination
                  o Up to week 49 2013 in 82.5% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 38.2% in all 2 year olds, 35.2% in all 3 year olds, 47.3% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 36.8% in all pregnant women and 70.0% in 65+ year olds.
                  o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 35.0% were vaccinated by 31 October 2013 from 94.9% of Trusts, compared to 28.4% vaccinated the previous season by 31 October 2012.
                   International situation
                  o Overall influenza activity worldwide remained low.
                  o Influenza activity in North America remained low in general. Low levels of influenza activity in the WHO European Region continued with sporadic detections of influenza viruses reported from a few countries.
                  ...
                  -In week 49, five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (three A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A
                  unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (144/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                  scheme (Figures 10 and 11). No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 49 2013. A total of 22
                  admissions (six A(H1N1)pdm09, nine A(unknown) and seven B) and no confirmed influenza deaths have been
                  reported since week 40 2013.
                  ...
                  http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140468775
                  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: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                    PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                    19 December 2013 Week 51 report (up to week 50 data)

                    Summary
                    Indicators of influenza activity are at low levels of intensity with evidence of sporadic detections of influenza. RSV is continuing to circulate.
                     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 50 (ending 15 December 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (6.2 per 100,000), Wales (3.7 per 100,000), Scotland (16.6 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (13.7 per 100,000)).
                    o In week 50 there have been further national increases in bronchitis/bronchiolotis in infants consistent with increasing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity. Selected indicators of ILI activity remain stable and below seasonally expected levels.
                    o Four new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days in a school (not tested), a care home (RSV) and in two hospitals (one parainfluenza and one not tested) across the UK.
                     Virology
                    o In week 50 2013, 20 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (seven A(H1N1)pdm09, nine A(H3), one A(not subtyped) and three B, positivity of 1.7% compared to 1.1% in week 49).
                    o Four samples were positive for influenza through the English sentinel schemes (two A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A(H3), positivity of 8%).
                     Disease severity and mortality
                    o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A unknown subtype) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (144 Trusts in England) in week 50. Three new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (26 Trusts).
                    o In week 50 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
                     Vaccination
                    o Up to week 50 2013 in 83.4% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 39.8% in all 2 year olds, 36.7% in all 3 year olds, 48.6% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 37.7% in all pregnant women and 71.0% in 65+ year olds.
                    o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 48.6% were vaccinated by 30 November 2013 from 95.9% of Trusts, compared to 40.8% vaccinated the previous season by 30 November 2012.
                     International situation
                    o Overall influenza activity in North America has increased.
                    o European countries continue to report low levels of influenza activity.
                    ...
                    -In week 50, three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (one A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A
                    unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (144/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                    scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to five in week 49. No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week
                    50 2013. A total of 25 admissions (seven A(H1N1)pdm09, 11 A(unknown) and seven B) and no confirmed influenza
                    deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
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                    • #11
                      Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                      PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                      Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                      27 December 2013 Week 52 report (up to week 51 data)

                      Summary
                      Indicators of influenza activity are at low levels of intensity with evidence of sporadic detections of influenza. RSV is continuing to circulate.
                       Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 51 (ending 22 December 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (6.7 per 100,000), Wales (3.9 per 100,000), Scotland (9.2 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (9.9 per 100,000)).
                      o In week 51 national attendances for acute respiratory infection remained high as expected at this time of year. Selected indicators of ILI activity remain stable and below seasonally expected levels.
                      o Three new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days in a hospital (parainfluenza) and in two care homes (not tested) across the UK.
                       Virology
                      o In week 51 2013, 13 influenza positive detections were recorded through the Datamart scheme (four A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(H3), six A(not subtyped) and one B, positivity of 2.0% compared to 1.7% in week 50).
                      o One sample was positive for influenza through the English sentinel schemes (one A(H3), positivity of 9.1%).
                       Disease severity and mortality
                      o 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (four A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A unknown subtype and one A(H3N2)) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (131 Trusts in England) in week 51. 11 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (17 Trusts).
                      o In week 50 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
                       Vaccination
                      o Up to week 51 2013 in 82.3% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 41.0% in all 2 year olds, 37.7% in all 3 year olds, 49.5% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 38.5% in all pregnant women and 71.6% in 65+ year olds.
                      o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 48.6% were vaccinated by 30 November 2013 from 95.9% of Trusts, compared to 40.8% vaccinated the previous season by 30 November 2012.
                       International situation
                      o Overall influenza activity in North America continued to increase.
                      o European countries continue to report low levels of influenza activity.
                      ...
                      -In week 51, 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (seven A unknown subtype, four
                      A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3N2)) were reported across the UK (131/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
                      mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to four in week 50. No new confirmed influenza deaths were
                      reported in week 50 2013. A total of 38 admissions (12 A(H1N1)pdm09, 18 A(unknown), seven B and one A(H3N2))
                      and no confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
                      ...
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                      • #12
                        Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                        PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                        2 January 2014 Week 1 report (up to week 52 data)

                        Summary
                        Indicators of influenza activity are at low levels of intensity with evidence of sporadic detections of influenza. RSV is continuing to circulate. Due to bank holidays in week 52 (ending 29 December 2013), GP surgeries were only open for three days data should therefore be interpreted with caution.
                         Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 52 (ending 29 December 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (2.9 per 100,000), Wales (0.0 per 100,000), Scotland (10.3 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (7.6 per 100,000)).
                        o In week 52 national attendances for bronchitis, particularly in young children, decreased suggesting that levels have peaked. Selected indicators of ILI activity remain stable and below seasonally expected levels.
                        o Three new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days in care homes (one A(H1N1)pdm09 and two RSV) across the UK.
                         Virology
                        o In week 52 2013, 12 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (five A(H1N1)pdm09 and seven A(not subtyped), positivity of 3.2% compared to 2.0% in week 51).
                        o No samples were tested through the English sentinel schemes.
                         Disease severity and mortality
                        o 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (six A(H1N1)pdm09 and six A unknown subtype) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (110 Trusts in England) in week 52. 19 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (25 Trusts).
                        o In week 50 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
                         Vaccination
                        o Up to week 52 2013 in 84.4% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 41.1% in all 2 year olds, 37.9% in all 3 year olds, 49.9% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 38.8% in all pregnant women and 71.8% in 65+ year olds.
                        o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 48.6% were vaccinated by 30 November 2013 from 95.9% of Trusts, compared to 40.8% vaccinated the previous season by 30 November 2012.
                         International situation
                        o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to increase.
                        o European countries continue to report low levels of influenza activity.
                        ...
                        Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
                        UK (week 52)
                        -In week 52, 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (six A(H1N1)pdm09 and six A
                        unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (110/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                        scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 15 in week 51. No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week
                        51 2013. A total of 52 admissions (17 A(H1N1)pdm09, 26 A(unknown), eight B and one A(H3N2)) and one confirmed
                        influenza death have been reported since week 40 2013.

                        ...
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                        • #13
                          Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                          PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                          Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
                          9 January 2014 Week 2 report (up to week 01 data)

                          Summary
                          Indicators of influenza activity remain at low levels of intensity with evidence of sporadic detections of influenza. RSV activity appears to be declining. Due to bank holidays in week 1 (ending 5 January 2014), GP surgeries were only open for four days (three days in Scotland) data should therefore be interpreted with caution.
                           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 1 (ending 5 January 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in England (7.3 per 100,000), Wales (7.0 per 100,000), Scotland (9.9 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (22.8 per 100,000)).
                          o In week 1, national attendances for bronchitis/bronchiolitis continue to decrease, particularly in young children.
                          o Five new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK in care homes (two rhinovirus, one RSV and two not tested).
                           Virology
                          o In week 1 2014, 37 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (20 A(H1N1)pdm09, five A(H3), eight A(not subtyped) and four B), positivity of 4.2% compared to 3.2% in week 52).
                          o Two samples were positive through the English sentinel schemes (one A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3)).
                           Disease severity and mortality
                          o 23 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (15 A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A unknown subtype and one A(H3N2)) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (134 Trusts in England) in week 1. 15 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (27 Trusts).
                          o In week 50 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration. Please note there has been no update in recent weeks due to delays in reporting over the Christmas period.
                           Vaccination
                          o Up to week 1 2014 in 78.9% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 41.5% in all 2 year olds, 38.2% in all 3 year olds, 50.0% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group, 38.9% in all pregnant women and 71.9% in 65+ year olds.
                          o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 48.6% were vaccinated by 30 November 2013 from 95.9% of Trusts, compared to 40.8% vaccinated the previous season by 30 November 2012.
                           International situation
                          o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to increase.
                          o European countries continue to report low levels of influenza activity.
                          ...
                          -In week 1, 23 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (15 A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A unknown
                          subtype and one A(H3N2)) were reported across the UK (134/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory
                          ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 17 in week 52. One new confirmed influenza death was reported in
                          week 1 2013. A total of 80 admissions (34 A(H1N1)pdm09, 35 A(unknown), eight B and three A(H3N2)) and three
                          confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

                          ...
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                          • #14
                            Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                            PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                            Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
                            illnesses
                            16 January 2014 Week 3 report (up to week 02 data)

                            Summary

                            Indicators of influenza activity remain at low levels of intensity with evidence of sporadic detections of
                            influenza. However, increasing influenza positivity and influenza-confirmed hospitalisations in young
                            adults (15-44 year olds) has been reported, with A(H1N1)pdm09 predominating.


                             Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                            o In week 2 (ending 12 January 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                            England (5.7 per 100,000), Wales (8.4 per 100,000), Scotland (14.0 per 100,000) and Northern
                            Ireland (24.3 per 100,000)).
                            o In week 2, national attendances for bronchitis/bronchiolitis continue to decrease, particularly in
                            young children. Selected indicators of influenza-like illness activity remain stable and below
                            seasonally expected levels.
                            o Eleven new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK
                            (seven in care homes, two in hospitals and two in schools). Where tested, four were positive for
                            influenza A(not subtyped), one for rhinovirus and one for parainfluenza.

                             Virology
                            o In week 2 2014, 53 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (28
                            A(H1N1)pdm09, five A(H3), 19 A(not subtyped) and one B), positivity of 5.8% compared to 4.2% in
                            week 1).
                            o 14 samples were positive through the English sentinel schemes (eleven A(H1N1)pdm09, two
                            influenza A(H3) and one influenza B, positivity of 15.9%).

                             Disease severity and mortality
                            o 21 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (11 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 10 A unknown
                            subtype) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU
                            surveillance scheme across the UK (134 Trusts in England) in week 2. 25 new hospitalised
                            confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across
                            England (23 Trusts).
                            o In week 2 2014, no excess all-cause mortality was seen across in Scotland and Northern Ireland
                            through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013. This data is
                            provisional due to the time delay in death registration. Please note there has been no update in
                            recent weeks for England and Wales due to delays in reporting over the Christmas period (no
                            excess all-cause mortality has been reported from week 40 to week 50 2013).

                             Vaccination
                            o Up to week 2 2014 in 77.8% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional
                            proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups
                            was as follows: 42.2% in all 2 year olds, 39.0% in all 3 year olds, 50.5% in under 65 years in a
                            clinical risk group, 39.1% in all pregnant women and 72.3% in 65+ year olds.
                            o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline
                            healthcare workers show 48.6% were vaccinated by 30 November 2013 from 95.9% of Trusts,
                            compared to 40.8% vaccinated the previous season by 30 November 2012.

                             International situation
                            o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to increase. The predominant subtype of
                            influenza viruses detected was A(H1N1)pdm09.
                            o The influenza season is slowly getting started in EU/EEA countries.
                            ...
                             Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
                            UK (week 2)
                            -In week 2, 21 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (11 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 10 A unknown
                            subtype) were reported across the UK (134/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme
                            (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 25 in week 1. One new confirmed influenza death was reported in week 2 2013. A
                            total of 103 admissions (46 A(H1N1)pdm09, 46 A(unknown), eight B and three A(H3N2)) and five confirmed influenza
                            deaths have been reported since week 40 2013. The majority of cases reported to date have been in 15-44 year olds
                            (35%).

                            ...
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                            • #15
                              Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                              PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                              Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
                              illnesses
                              23 January 2014 Week 4 report (up to week 03 data)

                              Summary

                              Increasing activity has been seen for several indicators, including influenza positivity, with continued
                              influenza-confirmed hospitalisations suggesting influenza is now circulating in the community.

                               Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                              o In week 3 (ending 19 January 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations increased slightly in
                              England (from 5.7 to 8.7 per 100,000) particularly in the South (from 4.6 to 17.3 per 100,000), but
                              remained low in Wales (6.8 per 100,000), Scotland (7.9 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (23.6
                              per 100,000)).
                              o In week 3, national attendances for bronchitis/bronchiolitis continue to decrease, particularly in
                              young children.
                              o Three new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK
                              (two in care homes and one in a hospital). Where tested, one was positive for rhinovirus.
                               Virology
                              o In week 3 2014, 55 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (36
                              A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A(H3), 10 A(not subtyped) and two B, an increased positivity of 7.5%
                              compared to 5.8% in week 2).
                              o Ten samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (six
                              A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A(H3), positivity of 18.9%).
                               Disease severity and mortality
                              o 11 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (seven A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A
                              unknown subtype) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS mandatory
                              ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (135 Trusts in England) in week 3. 31 new hospitalised
                              confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across
                              England (28 Trusts).
                              o In week 3 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across Scotland and
                              Northern Ireland through the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40
                              2013. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration. Please note there has
                              been no update since week 50 by week of death for England and Wales due to delays in reporting
                              over the Christmas period (no excess all-cause mortality has been reported from week 40 to week
                              50 2013). By week of death registration, excess was seen in England and Wales in week 2; it is
                              currently uncertain whether this is due to disrupted reporting over the Christmas period.
                               Vaccination
                              o Up to week 3 2014 in 78.5% of GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional
                              proportion of people in England who had received the 2013/14 influenza vaccine in targeted groups
                              was as follows: 42.4% in all 2 year olds, 39.1% in all 3 year olds, 51.0% in under 65 years in a
                              clinical risk group, 39.2% in all pregnant women and 72.6% in 65+ year olds.
                              o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                              workers show 53.1% were vaccinated by 31 December 2013 from 95.2% of Trusts, compared to
                              44.0% vaccinated the previous season by 30 December 2012.
                               International situation
                              o Overall influenza activity in North America remains high.
                              o Based on reports of the growing number of countries with an increasing proportion of specimens
                              testing positive for influenza virus and widespread geographic spread, which are indicators of
                              influenza transmission, ECDC reports the season has now started in EU/EEA countries.
                              ...
                              In week 3, 11 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (seven A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A
                              unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (135/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                              scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 22 in week 2. One new confirmed influenza death was reported in week 3
                              2013. A total of 116 admissions (55 A(H1N1)pdm09, 50 A(unknown), eight B and three A(H3N2)) and six confirmed
                              influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

                              ...
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