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  • #16
    Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

    PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
    illnesses
    30 January 2014 Week 5 report (up to week 4 data)
    http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140698495

    Summary

    The majority of indicators of influenza activity are at similar levels in week 4 compared to week 3,
    although the number of influenza-confirmed admissions to ICU/HDU has increased. A letter has now
    been issued recommending the use of antivirals where appropriate.

     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
    o In week 4 (ending 26 January 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
    England (7.2 per 100,000), Wales (5.7 per 100,000), Scotland (8.4 per 100,000) and Northern
    Ireland (22.9 per 100,000)).
    o Nationally, there have been slight increases in selected respiratory indicators during week 4
    including acute respiratory and upper respiratory tract infections, particularly in children aged 0-4
    years.
    o Seven new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK
    (three in hospitals, two in care homes, one in a school and one in a nursery). Where tested, two
    were positive for A(H1N1)pdm09, one influenza A (not subtyped), one RSV and one rhinovirus.
     Virology
    o In week 4 2014, 57 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (32
    A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A(H3), 16 A(not subtyped) and two B, a positivity of 8.2% compared to 7.8%
    in week 3).
    o Five samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (four
    A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3), positivity of 9.1%).
     Disease severity and mortality
    o 31 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (21 A unknown subtype, nine
    A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3N2)) and no confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the
    USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (137 Trusts in England) in week 4. 36
    new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
    network across England (26 Trusts).
    o In week 4 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
    the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013.
     Vaccination
    o Up to week 4 2014 in 71.3% 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: 42.6% in all 2 year olds, 39.3% in all 3 year olds, 51.3% in under 65 years in a
    clinical risk group, 39.6% in all pregnant women and 72.9% in 65+ year olds.
    o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in health care 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 Influenza transmission is increasing across the EU/EEA region.
    ...
    -In week 4, 31 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (21 A unknown subtype, nine
    A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3N2)) were reported across the UK (137/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
    mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 21 in week 3. No new confirmed influenza deaths were
    reported in week 4 2013. A total of 158 admissions (67 A(H1N1)pdm09, 78 A(unknown), nine B and four A(H3N2))
    and seven 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.

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    • #17
      Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

      PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
      Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
      illnesses
      6 February 2014 – Week 6 report (up to week 5 data)

      Summary

      The majority of indicators of influenza activity are at similar levels in week 5 compared to week 4. A
      letter has been issued recommending the use of antivirals where appropriate.
       Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
      o In week 5 (ending 2 February 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
      England (5.8 per 100,000), Wales (8.1 per 100,000), Scotland (12.5 per 100,000) and Northern
      Ireland (19.8 per 100,000)).
      o Nationally, there have been further slight increases in selected respiratory indicators during week 5
      including acute respiratory and upper respiratory tract infections. Indicators for influenza-like illness
      remained stable during week 5 and below seasonally expected levels.
      o Five new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK
      (two in care homes, two in hospitals and one in a primary school). Where tested, one was positive
      for parainfluenza/hMPV, one influenza A (not subtyped) and one RSV.
       Virology
      o In week 5 2014, 66 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (27
      A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A(H3), 31 A(not subtyped) and one B, a positivity of 8.5% compared to
      8.2% in week 4).
      o Fifteen samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (12
      A(H1N1)pdm09 and three A(H3), positivity of 19%).
       Disease severity and mortality
      o 33 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (17 A unknown subtype, 14
      A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(H3N2)) and two confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the
      USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (134 Trusts in England) in week 5. 30
      new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
      network across England (25 Trusts).
      o In week 5 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
      the EuroMOMO algorithm and none has been reported since week 40 2013.
       Vaccination
      o Up to week 4 2014 in 71.3% 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: 42.6% in all 2 year olds, 39.3% in all 3 year olds, 51.3% in under 65 years in a
      clinical risk group, 39.6% in all pregnant women and 72.9% in 65+ year olds.
      o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in health care 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 Influenza transmission is continuing to increase across the EU/EEA region.
      ...
       Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
      UK (week 5)
      -In week 5, 33 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (17 A unknown subtype, 14
      A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A(H3N2)) were reported across the UK (134/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
      mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 36 in week 4. Two new confirmed influenza deaths were
      reported in week 5 2013. A total of 201 admissions (89 A(H1N1)pdm09, 97 A(unknown), nine B and six A(H3N2)) and
      11 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

      ...
      http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140748030
      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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      • #18
        Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

        PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
        illnesses
        13 February 2014 – Week 7 report (up to week 6 data)

        Summary

        Surveillance indicators continue to show that influenza is circulating in the community. A letter has
        been issued recommending the use of antivirals where appropriate.
         Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
        o In week 6 (ending 9 February 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
        England (3.1 per 100,000), Wales (9.1 per 100,000), Scotland (8.0 per 100,000) and Northern
        Ireland (25.0 per 100,000)).
        o Influenza-like illness GP in-hours rates remained low during week 6, however there has been a
        small rise in 25-44 year olds.
        o Five new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK
        (two in schools, one in a care home and two in hospitals). Where tested, one was positive for
        influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (hospital), one influenza A(H3) (school) and one influenza A (not
        subtyped) (hospital).
         Virology
        o In week 6 2014, 124 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (71 A(H1N1)pdm09, 18 A(H3), 33 A(not subtyped) and two B, a positivity of 15.7% compared to 8.5%
        in week 5).
        o 26 samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (21
        A(H1N1)pdm09, four A(H3) and one Flu B), positivity of 33%).
         Disease severity and mortality
        o 39 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (23 A unknown subtype, 15
        A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3N2)) and six confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the
        USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (123 Trusts in England) in week 6. 45
        new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
        network across England (24 Trusts).
        o In week 6 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
        the EuroMOMO algorithm.

         Vaccination
        o Up to week 4 2014 in 71.3% 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: 42.6% in all 2 year olds, 39.3% in all 3 year olds, 51.3% in under 65 years in a
        clinical risk group, 39.6% in all pregnant women and 72.9% in 65+ year olds.
        o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in health care 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 Influenza transmission is continuing across the EU/EEA region with diverse activity between
        countries.
        ...
         Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
        UK (week 6)
        -In week 6, 39 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (23 A unknown subtype, 15
        A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3N2)) were reported across the UK (123/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
        mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 41 in week 5. Six new confirmed influenza deaths were
        reported in week 4 2013. A total of 249 admissions (125 A(unknown), 108 A(H1N1)pdm09, nine B and seven
        A(H3N2)) and 16 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

        ...
        http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140776452
        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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        • #19
          Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

          PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
          Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
          illnesses
          20 February 2014 Week 8 report (up to week 7 data)

          Summary
          Although community influenza indicators remain low, there has been a continued rise in the number of
          influenza-confirmed ICU/HDU and hospital admissions. A letter has been issued recommending the
          use of antivirals where appropriate.
           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
          o In week 7 (ending 16 February 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
          England (3.4 per 100,000), Wales (9.4 per 100,000), Scotland (15.2 per 100,000) and Northern
          Ireland (35.3 per 100,000)).
          o There have been further minor increases in influenza syndromic indicators in week 7 but levels
          remain below seasonally expected levels.
          o Three new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK
          (two in hospitals and one in a care home). Where tested, two were positive for influenza
          A(H1N1)pdm09 (both in hospitals) and one parainfluenza/seasonal coronavirus (care home).
           Virology
          o In week 7 2014, 167 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme
          (102 A(H1N1)pdm09, 13 A(H3), 48 A(not subtyped) and four B, a positivity of 17.7% compared to
          15.7% in week 6), with the highest positivity reported in 5-14 year olds (27.3%).
          o 36 samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (24
          A(H1N1)pdm09, six A(H3), three A(unsubtyped) and three Flu B), positivity of 42%).
           Disease severity and mortality
          o 78 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (35 A(H1N1)pdm09, 39 A unknown
          subtype, three A(H3N2) and one B) and three confirmed influenza deaths were reported through
          the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (139 Trusts in England) in week 7.
          74 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
          network across England (26 Trusts).
          o In week 7 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
          the EuroMOMO algorithm.
           Vaccination
          o Up to week 4 2014 in 71.3% 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: 42.6% in all 2 year olds, 39.3% in all 3 year olds, 51.3% in under 65 years in a
          clinical risk group, 39.6% in all pregnant women and 72.9% in 65+ year olds.
          o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in health care 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 but is decreasing.
          o Influenza transmission is continuing across the EU/EEA region, with activity appearing to
          decline in some countries.
          ...
           Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
          UK (week 7)
          -In week 7, 78 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (35 A(H1N1)pdm09, 39 A unknown
          subtype, three A(H3N2) and one B) were reported across the UK (139/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
          mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to an updated figure of 60 in week 6. Three new confirmed
          influenza deaths were reported in week 6 2014. A total of 354 admissions (170 A(H1N1)pdm09, 163 A(unknown), 11
          A(H3N2) and 10 B) and 24 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
          ...
          http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140808953
          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

          Comment


          • #20
            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 February 2014 Week 9 report (up to week 8 data)

            Summary

            Although community influenza indicators remain low, influenza-confirmed ICU/HDU and hospital
            admissions remain elevated. A letter has been issued recommending the use of antivirals where
            appropriate.
             Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
            o In week 8 (ending 23 February 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
            England (2.0 per 100,000), Wales (6.5 per 100,000), Scotland (21.5 per 100,000) and Northern
            Ireland (33.9 per 100,000)).
            o In week 8 syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain stable and below seasonally
            expected levels.
            o One new acute respiratory outbreak has been reported in the past seven days across the UK in a
            hospital (positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09).
             Virology
            o In week 8 2014, 160 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme
            (111 A(H1N1)pdm09, 18 A(H3), 29 A(not subtyped) and two B, a positivity of 17.4% compared to
            18.3% in week 7), with the highest positivity reported in 15-44 year olds (22.7%).
            o 18 samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (15
            A(H1N1)pdm09 and three A(H3), positivity of 27%).
             Disease severity and mortality
            o 62 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (33 A(H1N1)pdm09, 27 A unknown
            subtype, one A(H3N2) and one B) and eight confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the
            USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (137 Trusts in England) in week 8. 79
            new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
            network across England (26 Trusts).
            o In week 8 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
            the EuroMOMO algorithm.
             Vaccination
            o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
            vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
            52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
            2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
            o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
            workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
            45.9% in 2012/13.
            o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
            2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
             International situation
            o Overall influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is decreasing.
            o Influenza transmission is continuing across the EU/EEA region; some countries are
            experiencing decreasing influenza activity while others have not yet reached an epidemic
            peak.
            ...
            -In week 8, 62 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (33 A(H1N1)pdm09, 27 A unknown
            subtype, one A(H3N2) and one B) were reported across the UK (137/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
            mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 83 in week 7. Eight new confirmed influenza deaths were
            reported in week 8 2014. A total of 426 admissions (215 A(H1N1)pdm09, 188 A(unknown), 12 A(H3N2) and 11 B) and
            33 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

            ...
            http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140830240
            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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            • #21
              Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

              PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
              Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
              illnesses
              6 March 2014 Week 10 report (up to week 9 data)

              Summary


              Influenza continues to circulate as evidenced by ongoing influenza-confirmed ICU/HDU and hospital
              admissions. A letter has been issued recommending the use of antivirals where appropriate.
               Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
              o In week 9 (ending 2 March 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
              England (3.7 per 100,000), Wales (6.8 per 100,000), Scotland (21.3 per 100,000) and Northern
              Ireland (24.1 per 100,000)).
              o In week 9 syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain stable and similar to seasonally
              expected levels.
              o Ten new acute respiratory influenza outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across
              the UK (two in care homes (one A(H3) and one A(not subtyped)), seven in hospitals (three
              A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(not subtyped) and one influenza A(H3)/parainfluenza) and one in a school
              (not tested).
               Virology
              o In week 9 2014, 156 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (88
              A(H1N1)pdm09, 35 A(H3), 32 A(not subtyped) and one B, a positivity of 18.9% compared to 17.4%
              in week 8), with the highest positivity reported in 45-64 year olds (25.3%).
              o 17 samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (11
              A(H1N1)pdm09 and six A(H3), positivity of 30%).
               Disease severity and mortality
              o 42 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (26 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 16 A unknown
              subtype) and five confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU
              surveillance scheme across the UK (136 Trusts in England) in week 9. 69 new hospitalised
              confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across
              England (27 Trusts).
              o In week 9 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
              the EuroMOMO algorithm.
               Vaccination
              o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
              vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
              52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
              2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
              o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
              workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
              45.9% in 2012/13.
              o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
              2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
               International situation
              o Overall influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is decreasing.
              o Influenza transmission is continuing across the EU/EEA region with considerable variation
              between countries.
              ...
               Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
              UK (week 9)
              -In week 9, 42 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (26 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 16 A unknown
              subtype) were reported across the UK (136/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme
              (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 65 in week 8. Five new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 9 2014. A
              total of 484 admissions (250 A(H1N1)pdm09, 210 A(unknown), 13 A(H3N2) and 11 B) and 38 confirmed influenza
              deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

              ...
              http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140877996
              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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              • #22
                Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
                illnesses
                13 March 2014 Week 11 report (up to week 10 data)

                Summary

                Influenza continues to circulate as evidenced by ongoing influenza-confirmed ICU/HDU and hospital
                admissions. A letter has been issued recommending the use of antivirals where appropriate.
                 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                o In week 10 (ending 9 March 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                England (2.9 per 100,000), Wales (5.5 per 100,000), Scotland (14.4 per 100,000) and Northern
                Ireland (35.0 per 100,000)).
                o In week 10 syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain stable and similar to seasonally
                expected levels.
                o Nine new acute respiratory influenza outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across
                the UK (three in care homes (two A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(not subtyped)), five in hospitals (four
                A(H1N1)pdm09, and one A(H3)) and one in a school (not tested).
                 Virology
                o In week 10 2014, 143 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme
                (89 A(H1N1)pdm09, 23 A(H3), 30 A(not subtyped) and one B, a positivity of 16.1% compared to
                18.9% in week 9), with the highest positivity reported in 15-44 year olds (20.8%).
                o 19 samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (14
                A(H1N1)pdm09 and five A(H3), positivity of 43%).
                 Disease severity and mortality
                o 49 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (24 A(H1N1)pdm09, four A(H3N2) and 21
                A unknown subtype) and six confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the USISS
                mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (137 Trusts in England) in week 10. 60 new
                hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network
                across England (28 Trusts).
                o In week 10 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
                the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                 Vaccination
                o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
                vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
                52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
                2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
                o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
                45.9% in 2012/13.
                o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
                2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
                 International situation
                o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to decrease.
                o Influenza transmission is continuing across the EU/EEA region with considerable variation
                between countries.
                ...
                In week 10, 49 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (24 A(H1N1)pdm09, four A(H3N2) and
                21 A unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (137/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 63 in week 9. Six new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 10
                2014. A total of 566 admissions (290 A(H1N1)pdm09, 245 A(unknown), 19 A(H3N2) and 12 B) and 50 confirmed
                influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

                ...
                http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317140924794
                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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                • #23
                  Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                  PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                  Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
                  illnesses
                  20 March 2014 Week 12 report (up to week 11 data)

                  Summary

                  Influenza continues to circulate as evidenced by ongoing influenza-confirmed ICU/HDU and hospital
                  admissions, with indicators suggesting activity is starting to decrease. A letter has been issued
                  recommending the use of antivirals where appropriate.
                   Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                  o In week 11 (ending 16 March 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                  England (3.1 per 100,000), Wales (5.5 per 100,000), Scotland (12.7 per 100,000) and Northern
                  Ireland (39.2 per 100,000)).
                  o In week 11 syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain stable and similar to seasonally
                  expected levels.
                  o Six new acute respiratory influenza outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across
                  the UK (four in hospitals (all A(H1N1)pdm09), one in a care home (A(not subtyped) and one in a
                  travelling community).
                   Virology
                  o In week 11 2014, 117 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme
                  (55 A(H1N1)pdm09, 16 A(H3), 43 A(not subtyped) and three B, a positivity of 15.7% compared to
                  16.1% in week 10), with the highest positivity reported in 45-64 year olds (20.5%).
                  o 24 samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (17
                  A(H1N1)pdm09, sic A(H3) and one B, positivity of 44%).
                   Disease severity and mortality
                  o 48 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (27 A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(H3N2) and
                  18 A unknown subtype) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS
                  mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (133 Trusts in England) in week 11. 20 new
                  hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network
                  across England (22 Trusts).
                  o In week 11 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
                  the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                   Vaccination
                  o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
                  vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
                  52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
                  2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
                  o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                  workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
                  45.9% in 2012/13.
                  o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
                  2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
                   International situation
                  o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to decrease.
                  o Influenza transmission is continuing across the EU/EEA region with considerable variation
                  between countries.
                  ...
                   Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
                  UK (week 11)
                  -In week 11, 48 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (27 A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(H3N2)
                  and 18 A unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (133/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory
                  ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 69 in week 10. One new confirmed influenza death was reported in
                  week 11 2014. A total of 637 admissions (339 A(H1N1)pdm09, 265 A(unknown), 21 A(H3N2) and 12 B) and 52
                  confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

                  ...
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                  • #24
                    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 March 2014 Week 13 report (up to week 12 data)

                    Summary

                    Influenza continues to circulate as evidenced by ongoing influenza-confirmed ICU/HDU and hospital
                    admissions, with indicators suggesting activity is decreasing. A letter has been issued recommending
                    the use of antivirals where appropriate.
                     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                    o In week 12 (ending 23 March 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                    England (1.2 per 100,000), Wales (7.9 per 100,000), Scotland (13.7 per 100,000) and Northern
                    Ireland (20.6 per 100,000)).
                    o In week 12 syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain similar to seasonally expected
                    levels.
                    o One new acute respiratory influenza outbreak has been reported in the past seven days across the
                    UK (one in a hospital (one A(H1N1)pdm09)).
                     Virology
                    o In week 12 2014, 71 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (44
                    A(H1N1)pdm09, eight A(H3), 15 A(not subtyped) and four B, a positivity of 8.4% compared to
                    15.7% in week 11), with the highest positivity reported in 15-44 year olds (16.4%).
                    o Seven samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (seven
                    A(H1N1)pdm09, positivity of 16%).
                     Disease severity and mortality
                    o 42 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (20 A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(H3N2), 19 A
                    (unknown subtype) and one influenza B) and two confirmed influenza deaths were reported through
                    the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (136 Trusts in England) in week 12.
                    40 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
                    network across England (26 Trusts).
                    o In week 12 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
                    the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                     Vaccination
                    o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
                    vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
                    52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
                    2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
                    o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                    workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
                    45.9% in 2012/13.
                    o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
                    2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
                     International situation
                    o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to decrease.
                    o Across Europe, influenza activity remains at a moderate to low-intensity level with a stable or
                    decreasing trend in the majority of the Member States.
                    ...
                    Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
                    UK (week 12)
                    -In week 12, 42 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (20 A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(H3N2), 19
                    A (unknown subtype) and one influenza B) were reported across the UK (136/156 Trusts in England) through the
                    USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 65 in week 11. Two new confirmed influenza deaths
                    were reported in week 12 2014. A total of 703 admissions (377 A(H1N1)pdm09, 286 A(unknown), 27 A(H3N2) and 13
                    B) and 58 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

                    ...
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                    • #25
                      Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                      PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                      Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
                      illnesses
                      10 April 2014 Week 15 report (up to week 14 data)

                      Summary
                      Influenza continues to circulate but with declining influenza-confirmed ICU/HDU and hospital
                      admissions.
                       Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                      o In week 14 (ending 6 April 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                      England (1.7 per 100,000), Wales (5.9 per 100,000), Scotland (10.4 per 100,000) and Northern
                      Ireland (32.1 per 100,000)).
                      o In week 14 syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain low.
                      o Two new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK in
                      hospitals (both influenza A(not subtyped)).
                       Virology
                      o In week 14 2014, 70 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (28
                      A(H1N1)pdm09, 24 A(H3), 12 A(not subtyped) and six B, a positivity of 8.2% compared to 10.5% in
                      week 13), with the highest positivity reported in 15-44 year olds (12.3%).
                      o Two samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (one
                      A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3)), giving a positivity of 7% compared to 21% the previous week).
                       Disease severity and mortality
                      o 20 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (13 A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3N2) and six
                      A unknown subtype) and six confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS
                      mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (137 Trusts in England) in week 14. 24 new
                      hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network
                      across England (26 Trusts).
                      o In week 14 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
                      the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                       Vaccination
                      o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
                      vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
                      52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
                      2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
                      o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                      workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
                      45.9% in 2012/13.
                      o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
                      2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
                       International situation
                      o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to decrease, with an increasing proportion of
                      influenza B circulating.
                      o Across Europe, influenza activity is declining towards interseasonal levels.
                      ...
                      -In week 14, 20 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (13 A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3N2) and
                      six A unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (137/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                      scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 48 in week 13. Six new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week
                      14 2014. A total of 797 admissions (436 A(H1N1)pdm09, 315 A(unknown), 32 A(H3N2) and 14 B) and 74 confirmed
                      influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

                      ...
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                      • #26
                        Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                        PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
                        illnesses
                        17 April 2014 Week 16 report (up to week 15 data)

                        Summary

                        Influenza activity is continuing to decline.
                         Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                        o In week 15 (ending 13 April 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                        England (1.4 per 100,000), Wales (6.4 per 100,000), Scotland (7.5 per 100,000) and Northern
                        Ireland (19.3 per 100,000)).
                        o In week 15, syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain low.
                        o Three new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days across the UK:
                        two in care homes (no result available) and one in a hospital (influenza A(H1N1)pdm09).
                         Virology
                        o In week 15 2014, 45 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (24
                        A(H1N1)pdm09, 8 A(H3), 12 A(not subtyped) and one B, a positivity of 5.6% compared to 8.2% in
                        week 14), with the highest positivity reported in 15-44 year olds (10.1%).
                        o No samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (positivity of 0%
                        compared to 15% the previous week).
                         Disease severity and mortality
                        o 16 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (10 A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(H3N2) and
                        three A unknown subtype) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS
                        mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (128 Trusts in England) in week 15. 19 new
                        hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network
                        across England (24 Trusts).
                        o In week 15 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
                        the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                         Vaccination
                        o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
                        vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
                        52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
                        2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
                        o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                        workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
                        45.9% in 2012/13.
                        o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
                        2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
                         International situation
                        o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to decrease.
                        o Across Europe, influenza activity is declining but influenza is still being detected in the vast majority
                        of reporting countries.
                        ...
                         Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
                        UK (week 15)
                        - In week 15, 16 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (10 A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(H3N2)
                        and three A unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (137/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
                        mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 30 in week 14. One new confirmed influenza death was
                        reported in week 15 2014. A total of 825 admissions (453 A(H1N1)pdm09, 323 A(unknown), 35 A(H3N2) and 14 B)
                        and 77 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
                        ...
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                        • #27
                          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 April 2014 Week 17 report (up to week 16 data)

                          Summary

                          Influenza activity is continuing to decline.
                           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                          o In week 16 (ending 20 April 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                          England (0.6 per 100,000), Wales (2.1 per 100,000), Scotland (5.2 per 100,000) and Northern
                          Ireland (14.8 per 100,000)). Please note week 16 contained a bank holiday which will likely impact
                          on observed GP consultation rates.
                          o In week 16, syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remain low.
                          o One new acute respiratory outbreak has been reported in the past seven days across the UK in a
                          hospital (influenza A(H3)).
                           Virology
                          o In week 16 2014, 38 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme
                          (nine A(H1N1)pdm09, four A(H3), nine A(not subtyped) and three B, a positivity of 4.6% compared
                          to 6.3% in week 15), with the highest positivity reported in 45-64 year olds (10.2%).
                          o Two samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes (one
                          A(H1N1)pdm09 and one A(H3)).
                           Disease severity and mortality
                          o Eight new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (four A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A
                          unknown subtype) and five confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the USISS
                          mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (131 Trusts in England) in week 16. 15 new
                          hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network
                          across England (25 Trusts).
                          o In week 16 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
                          the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                           Vaccination
                          o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
                          vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
                          52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
                          2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
                          o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                          workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
                          45.9% in 2012/13.
                          o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
                          2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
                           International situation
                          o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to decrease late circulation of influenza B
                          continues, although the overall number of influenza detections remains low.
                          o Across Europe, influenza activity is declining but influenza is still circulating in some reporting
                          countries.
                          ...
                          -In week 16, eight new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (four A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A
                          unknown subtype) were reported across the UK (131/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                          scheme (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 25 in week 15. Five new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week
                          16 2014. A total of 842 admissions (462 A(H1N1)pdm09, 329 A(unknown), 37 A(H3N2) and 14 B) and 84 confirmed
                          influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.
                          ...
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                          • #28
                            Re: United Kingdom - 2013-2014 Influenza Surveillance Reports

                            PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                            Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory
                            illnesses
                            8 May 2014 Week 19 report (up to week 18 data)

                            Summary

                            In week 18, influenza activity is at low levels.
                             Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                            o In week 18 (ending 4 May 2014), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained low in
                            England (1.5 per 100,000), Wales (1.3 per 100,000), Scotland (2.8 per 100,000) and Northern
                            Ireland (15.3 per 100,000)).
                            o In week 18, syndromic surveillance indicators for influenza remained low.
                            o Two new acute respiratory outbreak have been reported in the past seven days across the UK in
                            care homes (one influenza A(H3) and one not tested).
                             Virology
                            o In week 18 2014, 37 influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (10
                            A(H1N1)pdm09, six A(H3), 10 A(not subtyped) and 11 B, a positivity of 6.2% compared to 3.5% in
                            week 17), with the highest positivity reported in 45-64 year olds (8.3%).
                            o No samples were positive for influenza through the English GP sentinel schemes.
                             Disease severity and mortality
                            o Seven new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (five A(H1N1)pdm09 and two
                            A(H3N2)) and no confirmed influenza deaths were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU
                            surveillance scheme across the UK (121 Trusts in England) in week 18.
                            o 11 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
                            network across England (23 Trusts).
                            o In week 16 2014, no excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen across the UK through
                            the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                             Vaccination
                            o In the final monthly collection up to 31 January 2014, provisional cumulative seasonal influenza
                            vaccine uptake from 99.8% of GP practices was 73.2% in 65 years and over (73.4% in 2012/13),
                            52.3% in under 65 year olds at risk (51.3% in 2012/13), 39.8% in all pregnant women (40.3% in
                            2012/13), 42.6% in all 2 year olds and 39.6% in all 3 year olds.
                            o Provisional data from the final monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare
                            workers show 54.8% were vaccinated by 31 January 2014 from 99.3% of Trusts, compared to
                            45.9% in 2012/13.
                            o WHO has published recommendations for the composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the
                            2014/15 northern hemisphere influenza season.
                             International situation
                            o Overall influenza activity in North America continues to decrease.
                            o Across Europe, overall influenza activity is declining in reporting countries.
                            ...
                            Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU scheme),
                            UK (week 18)
                            - In week 18, seven new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (five A(H1N1)pdm09 and two
                            A(H3N2)) were reported across the UK (121/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme
                            (Figures 10 and 11) compared to 17 in week 17. No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 18 2014.
                            A total of 878 admissions (488 A(H1N1)pdm09, 336 A(unknown), 40 A(H3N2) and 14 B) and 93 confirmed influenza
                            deaths have been reported since week 40 2013.

                            ...
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