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  • United Kingdom - 2015-2016 Influenza Surveillance Reports

    Link to 2014-15 thread: https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...llance-reports
    Link to Public Health England; https://www.gov.uk/government/statis...al-flu-reports

    PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
    respiratory illnesses
    03 December 2015 – Week 49 report (up to week 48 data)
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...9_3Dec2015.pdf

    Summary

    Influenza activity remains at low levels in week 48 (ending 29 November 2015)
     Community influenza surveillance
    o In week 48, there were further increases in a number of respiratory indicators in children aged <5 year, these
    increases are in line with reports of increasing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity.
    o Three new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. One from a hospital testing
    positive for RSV, one from a care home and another from a school with no test results available.
     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
    o In week 48, overall weekly influenza-like illness GP consultations was low in England (9.9 per 100,000), Wales (4.8
    per 100,000), Scotland (5.3 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (18.0 per 100,000).
    o Weekly influenza-like illness consultations rates also remain low in week 48 through the GP In Hours Surveillance
    system.
     Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
    o Five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one influenza A(H1N1pdm09), three A(unknown
    subtype) and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU surveillance scheme across the UK
    (128 Trusts in England) in week 47, a rate of 0.01 compared to 0.02 per 100,000 the previous week.
    o Four new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (three influenza A(H1N1pdm09) and one B) were reported
    through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (22 Trusts), a rate of 0.05 compared to 0.07 per
    100,000 the previous week.
    o Since week 40, one confirmed influenza admission has been reported (influenza A unknown subtype) from the five
    Severe Respiratory Failure centres in England.
     All-cause mortality data
    o In week 48 2015, no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen through the
    EuroMoMo algorithm in England overall and by age group.
    o In the devolved administrations, significant excess all-cause mortality was seen in Scotland.
     Microbiological surveillance
    o Two samples tested positive for influenza B through GP sentinel schemes across the UK.
    o Twenty-three influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (eight influenza
    A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(H3), one A(not subtyped) and eleven influenza B). A positivity of 1.8% was seen in week
    48, a decrease from 2.0% seen in week 47, with the highest positivity in 5-14 year olds (4.8%).
     Vaccination
    o Up to week 48 2015 in 73.9% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
    England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 38.1% in under 65
    years in a clinical risk group, 37.0% in pregnant women, 66.3% in 65+ year olds, 28.4% in all 2 year olds, 29.5%
    in all 3 year olds and 24.0% in all 4 year olds.
    o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show
    32.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2015 from 95.1% of Trusts, compared to 36.8% vaccinated in the previous
    season by 31 October 2014.
    o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in children of school years 1 and 2
    age show 11.8% of children of school year 1 and 11.4% of children school of school year 2 had received the
    2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) by 31 October 2015.
    o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 31 October 2015
    has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
     International situation
    o Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in both hemispheres, with A(H3N2) detections predominating in
    the United States and Canada.
    o Influenza activity in Europe remains low and there is no indication that the influenza season has started. There has
    been more A(H1N1)pdm09 detections than A(H3N2) detections.
    ...
     Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU
    scheme), UK (week 48)
    -In week 48, five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one influenza A(H1N1pdm09), three
    A(unknown subtype) and one B) were reported across the UK (128/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
    mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.01 per 100,000 compared to 0.02 per 100,000 the
    previous week. No new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 48 2015. A total of 33 admissions
    (five influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, two influenza A(H3N2), 22 influenza A unknown subtype and four influenza B)
    and no confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2015.
    ...
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...9_3Dec2015.pdf
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

  • #2
    PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
    10 December 2015 – Week 50 report (up to week 49 data)
    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...15_updated.pdf

    Summary

    Influenza activity remains at low levels in week 49 (ending 06 December 2015)
     Community influenza surveillance
    o In week 49, there were further increases in a number of respiratory indicators in infants aged <1 year across all
    syndromic surveillance systems, these increases are in line with reports of increasing respiratory syncytial virus
    (RSV) activity.
    o Seven new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. Five of them were from care
    homes (one testing positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, one positive for influenza A(not subtyped) and three were
    not tested/results are not available). One was from a hospital and the other in a school, no test results were
    available for both.
     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
    o In week 49, overall weekly influenza-like illness GP consultations was low in England (8.6 per 100,000), Wales (8.7
    per 100,000), Scotland (5.8 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (11.9 per 100,000).
    o Weekly influenza-like illness consultations rates also remain low in week 49 through the GP In Hours Surveillance
    system.
     Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
    o Ten new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (four influenza A(H1N1pdm09), five A(unknown subtype)
    and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU surveillance scheme across the UK (121 Trusts
    in England) in week 49, a rate of 0.03 compared to 0.01 per 100,000 the previous week. The first death has been
    reported from Northern Ireland in week 49 (A(unknown subtype).
    o Eight new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (eight influenza A(H1N1pdm09) were reported through the
    USISS sentinel hospital network across England (20 Trusts), a rate of 0.1 compared to 0.06 per 100,000 the
    previous week.
    o Since week 40, one confirmed influenza admission has been reported (influenza A unknown subtype) from the five
    Severe Respiratory Failure centres in England.
     All-cause mortality data
    o In week 49 2015, no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen through the
    EuroMoMo algorithm in England overall and by age group and across the devolved administrations.
     Microbiological surveillance
    o Two samples tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B through GP sentinel schemes across
    the UK.
    o Thirty-eight influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (twenty-three influenza
    A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3), seven A(not subtyped) and seven influenza B). A positivity of 3.5% was seen in week
    49, an increase from 1.8% seen in week 48, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (7.3%).
     Vaccination
    o Up to week 49 2015 in 93.2% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
    England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 40.9% in under 65
    years in a clinical risk group, 39.2% in pregnant women, 67.9% in 65+ year olds, 30.7% in all 2 year olds, 32.0%
    in all 3 year olds and 26.0% in all 4 year olds.
    o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show
    32.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2015 from 95.1% of Trusts, compared to 36.8% vaccinated in the previous
    season by 31 October 2014.
    o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in children of school years 1 and 2
    age show 11.8% of children of school year 1 and 11.4% of children school of school year 2 had received the
    2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) by 31 October 2015.
    o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 31 October 2015
    has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
     International situation
    o Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in both hemispheres, with A(H3N2) detections predominating in
    the United States and Canada.
    o Influenza activity in Europe remains low and there is no indication that the influenza season has started. There has
    been more A(H1N1)pdm09 detections than A(H3N2) detections.
    ...
    -In week 49, ten new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza were reported across the UK (121/156
    Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.03 per 100,000
    compared to 0.01 per 100,000 the previous week. 1 new confirmed influenza death was reported in week 49
    2015 (Northern Ireland). A total of 47 admissions (ten influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, two influenza A(H3N2), 30
    influenza A unknown subtype and five influenza B) and 1 confirmed influenza death has been reported since
    week 40 2015.
    ...
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

    Comment


    • #3
      PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
      Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
      respiratory illnesses
      17 December 2015 – Week 51 report (up to week 50 data)
      https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...15_updated.pdf

      Summary

      Influenza activity remains at low levels in week 50 (ending 13 December 2015)

       Community influenza surveillance
      o In week 50, there were decreases in a number of respiratory indicators in infants aged <1 year across all syndromic
      surveillance systems.These decreases may signal that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity has peaked.
      o Five new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Three of them were in care homes
      (one tested positive for hMPV and the other two were not tested/test results not available). Two were in hospitals
      (one tested positive for RSV while the other was not tested/test results not available).
       Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
      o In week 50, overall weekly influenza-like illness GP consultations was low in England (9.8 per 100,000), Wales (6.6
      per 100,000), Scotland (8.5 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (18.4 per 100,000).
      o Weekly influenza-like illness consultations rates also remain low in week 50 through the GP In Hours Surveillance
      system.
       Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
      o Fourteen new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (six influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A(unknown
      subtype) and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU surveillance scheme across the UK
      (134 Trusts in England) in week 50, a rate of 0.02 compared to 0.03 per 100,000 the previous week and one
      confirmed death.
      o Fourteen new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (seven influenza A(H1N1pdm09, two influenza A (H3N2), one
      influenza A(not subtyped) and four influenza B) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across
      England (21 Trusts), a rate of 0.18 compared to 0.11 per 100,000 the previous week.
      o Since week 40, three confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (two influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and one
      influenza A(unknown subtype) from the five Severe Respiratory Failure centres in England.
       All-cause mortality data
      o In week 50 2015, no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen through the
      EuroMoMo algorithm in England overall and by age group and across the devolved administrations.
       Microbiological surveillance
      o Eleven samples tested positive for influenza (5 A(H1N1)pdm09, 5 A(untyped) and 1 B) through GP sentinel
      schemes across the UK.
      o Fifty-four influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (thirty-six influenza
      A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3), twelve A(not subtyped) and five influenza B). A positivity of 3.6% was seen in week
      50, an increase from 3.5% seen in week 50, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (6.8%).
       Vaccination
      o Up to week 50 2015 in 92.8% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
      England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 41.9% in under 65
      years in a clinical risk group, 40.1% in pregnant women, 68.8% in 65+ year olds, 32.3% in all 2 year olds, 33.7%
      in all 3 year olds and 27.2% in all 4 year olds.
      o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers
      show 44.1% were vaccinated by 30 November 2015 from 97.0% of Trusts, compared to 48.2% vaccinated in the
      previous season by 30 November 2014. The report is available here.
       International situation
      o Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in both hemispheres, with A(H3N2) detections predominating in
      the United States and Canada.
      o Influenza activity in Europe remains low and there is no indication that the influenza season has started. There has
      been more A(H1N1)pdm09 detections than A(H3N2) detections.
      ...
      -In week 50, fourteen new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza were reported across the UK
      (134/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.02 per
      100,000 compared to 0.03 per 100,000 the previous week and one new confirmed influenza death was reported
      in week 50 2015. A total of 63 admissions (17 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, two influenza A(H3N2), 30 influenza A
      unknown subtype and seven influenza B) and three confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week
      40 2015.
      ...
      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
        PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
        respiratory illnesses
        24 December 2015 – Week 52 report (up to week 51 data)

        Summary

        Influenza activity remains at low levels in week 51 (ending 20 December 2015)

         Community influenza surveillance
        o During week 51 there were further decreases in bronchitis indicators, particularly in infants aged <1 year across, all
        syndromic surveillance systems. These decreases may signal that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity has
        peaked, although is still circulating.
        o Ten new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Nine of them were in care homes,
        (three tested positive for RSV, one tested positive for hMPV and the other five were not tested/test results not
        available). One outbreak was in a school testing positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09.
         Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
        o In week 51, overall weekly influenza-like illness GP consultations was low in England (9.0 per 100,000), Wales (6.8
        per 100,000), Scotland (9.7 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (14.3 per 100,000).
        o Weekly influenza-like illness consultations rates also remain low in week 51 through the GP In Hours Surveillance
        system.
         Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
        o Nineteen new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (eight influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, five influenza
        A(H3N2) and six influenza A(unknown subtype)) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU
        surveillance scheme across the UK (134 Trusts in England) in week 51, a rate of 0.04 compared to 0.03 per
        100,000 the previous week and one confirmed death.
        o Ten new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (six influenza A(H1N1pdm09), one influenza A(H3N2) and three
        influenza A(not subtyped)) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (16 Trusts),
        a rate of 0.17 compared to 0.19 per 100,000 the previous week.
        o Since week 40, five confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (two influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and three
        influenza A(unknown subtype) from the five Severe Respiratory Failure centres in England.
         All-cause mortality data
        o Up to week 50 2015, no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen through the
        EuroMoMo algorithm in England overall and by age group and across the devolved administrations.
         Microbiological surveillance
        o Sixteen samples tested positive for influenza (15 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 1 A(H3)) through GP sentinel schemes
        across the UK.
        o Eighty-eight influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (sixty-one influenza
        A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(H3), eighteen A(not subtyped) and seven influenza B). A positivity of 5.5% was seen in
        week 51, an increase from 3.6% seen in week 51, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (10.9%).
         Vaccination
        o Up to week 51 2015 in 84.9% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
        England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 42.9% in under 65
        years in a clinical risk group, 41.0% in pregnant women, 69.7% in 65+ year olds, 33.7% in all 2 year olds, 35.3%
        in all 3 year olds and 28.4% in all 4 year olds.
        o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers
        show 44.1% were vaccinated by 30 November 2015 from 97.0% of Trusts, compared to 48.2% vaccinated in the
        previous season by 30 November 2014. The report is available here.
        o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2
        age show the proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine
        (LAIV) from 1 September 2015 to 30 November 2015 was as follows: 40.9% in children school year 1 age (5-6
        years) and 39.3% in children school year 2 age (6-7 years).
        ...
        -In week 51, nineteen new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza were reported across the UK
        (134/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.04 per
        100,000 compared to 0.03 per 100,000 the previous week and one new confirmed influenza death was reported
        in week 51 2015. A total of 83 admissions (27 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, seven influenza A(H3N2), 30 influenza
        A unknown subtype and seven influenza B) and five confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week
        40 2015.
        ...
        o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 30
        November 2015 has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
         International situation
        o Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in both hemispheres.
        o So far this season, Canada has seen increased influenza A(H3N2) and the United States of America have reported
        increases in influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 detections in week 49.
        o Influenza activity in Europe remains low and there is no indication that the influenza season has started. There has
        been more A(H1N1)pdm09 detections than A(H3N2) detections.
        ...
        https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...ec2015__1_.pdf
        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
          31 December 2015 – Week 53 report (up to week 52 data)
          https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...eek5320152.pdf

          Summary
          In week 52 2015 (ending 27 December), allowing for Christmas reporting breaks, across community/primary care
          surveillance schemes, influenza activity remains at low levels, although an increase in influenza activity is now
          being observed through secondary care surveillance schemes.

           Community influenza surveillance
          o During week 52 selected respiratory indicators remained high but continue to be within seasonally expected levels.
          o Six new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Five in care homes where one tested
          positive for influenza A(not subtyped), one tested positive for RSV and hMPV, one tested positive for RSV only,
          one tested positive for parainfluenza and one was not tested/test results were not available). The sixth outbreak
          was in a hospital which tested positive for RSV.
           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
          o Due to bank holidays in week 52 (ending 27 December 2015), GP surgeries were only open for four days – data
          should therefore be interpreted with caution.
          o In week 52, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultations was low in England (6.6 per 100,000), Wales
          (6.8 per 100,000), Scotland (12.4 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (17.0 per 100,000).
          o Weekly ILI rates also remain low in week 52 through the GP In Hours Surveillance system.
           Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
          o Thirty-five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (fourteen influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, eighteen
          influenza A(unknown subtype) and three influenza B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU
          surveillance scheme across the UK (129 Trusts in England) in week 52, a rate of 0.08 compared to 0.04 per
          100,000 the previous week.
          o Twenty-nine new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (twenty-three influenza A(H1N1pdm09), four influenza
          A(not subtyped) and two influenza B) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England
          (20 Trusts), a rate of 0.38 compared to 0.19 per 100,000 the previous week.
          o Since week 40, eight confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (four influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and four
          influenza A(unknown subtype) from the five Severe Respiratory Failure centres in England.
           All-cause mortality data
          o Up to week 50 2015, no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen through the
          EuroMoMo algorithm in England overall and by age group and across the devolved administrations.
           Microbiological surveillance
          o Twenty-five samples tested positive for influenza (15 A(H1N1)pdm09, 8 A(untyped) and 2 B) through GP sentinel
          schemes across the UK.
          o Eighty-seven influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (seventy-one influenza
          A(H1N1)pdm09, twelve A(not subtyped) and four influenza B). A positivity of 8.3% was seen in week 52, an
          increase from 5.5% seen in week 51, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (15.4%). This is above the
          threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
           Vaccination
          o Up to week 51 2015 in 84.9% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
          England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 42.9% in under 65
          years in a clinical risk group, 41.0% in pregnant women, 69.7% in 65+ year olds, 33.7% in all 2 year olds, 35.3%
          in all 3 year olds and 28.4% in all 4 year olds.
          o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers
          show 44.1% were vaccinated by 30 November 2015 from 97.0% of Trusts, compared to 48.2% vaccinated in the
          previous season by 30 November 2014. The report is available here.
          o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2
          age show the proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine
          (LAIV) from 1 September 2015 to 30 November 2015 was as follows: 40.9% in children school year 1 age (5-6
          years) and 39.3% in children school year 2 age (6-7 years).
          o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 30
          November 2015 has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
           International situation
          o Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in both hemispheres overall but there are signs of increasing
          activity in the Northern hemisphere.
          o Influenza activity in Europe remains low, however an increase in the positivity of samples from sentinel sources
          indicates an increase in influenza activity and the start of the season.
          ...
           Number of new admissions and fatal confirmed influenza cases in ICU/HDU (USISS mandatory ICU
          scheme), UK (week 52)
          -In week 52, thirty-five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (fourteen influenza A(H1N1pdm09),
          eighteen A(unknown subtype) and three influenza B) were reported across the UK (129/156 Trusts in England)
          through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.08 per 100,000 compared to 0.04 per
          100,000 the previous week and one new confirmed influenza death was reported in week 52 2015. A total of 122
          admissions (42 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, seven influenza A(H3N2), 62 influenza A unknown subtype and
          eleven influenza B) and five confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2015.
          ....

          07 January 2016 – Week 01 report (up to week 53 data)
          https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...1_7Jan2016.pdf

          Summary
          In week 53 2015 (ending 03 January 2016), allowing for Christmas reporting breaks, across surveillance schemes,
          influenza activity has increased for several indicators, including GP ILI consultation rates, the proportion of laboratory
          samples positive for influenza and influenza admissions to hospitals and ICU. There is an indication that the influenza
          season has started.

           Community influenza surveillance
          o During week 53, there was an increase in lower respiratory tract infections in adults over 65 years, although they continue
          to be within seasonally expected levels.
          o Thirteen new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Twelve outbreaks were in care homes
          where two tested positive for influenza (one influenza A(not subtyped) and another mixed infection of influenza A(not
          subtyped). The thirteenth outbreak was from the “other” category, in an immigration removal centre, where test results
          were not available.
           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
          o Due to bank holidays in week 53, GP surgeries were only open for three days – data should therefore be interpreted with
          caution.
          o In week 53, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultations has increased in England (9.6 per 100,000), Wales
          (6.5 per 100,000), Scotland (8.6 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (21.5 per 100,000).
          o Weekly ILI rates remain within seasonally expected levels in week 53 through the GP In Hours Surveillance system.
           Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
          o Sixty-two new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (twenty-eight influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3), thirtytwo
          influenza A(unknown subtype) and one influenza B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU
          surveillance scheme across the UK (133 Trusts in England) in week 53, a rate of 0.13 compared to 0.11 per 100,000 the
          previous week. Five deaths were also reported through this scheme.
          o Thirty-eight new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (twenty-seven influenza A(H1N1pdm09) and eleven influenza
          A(not subtyped)) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (23 Trusts), a rate of 0.41
          compared to 0.37 per 100,000 the previous week.
          o Since week 40, nine confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (five influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and four
          influenza A(unknown subtype) from the five Severe Respiratory Failure centres in England.
           All-cause mortality data
          o Up to week 50 2015, no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen through the
          EuroMoMo algorithm in England overall and by age group and across the devolved administrations.
           Microbiological surveillance
          o Fourteen samples tested positive for influenza (12 A(H1N1)pdm09, 2 A(untyped) and 1 B) through GP sentinel
          schemes across the UK, with an overall positivity of 16.7%.
          o One hundred and twenty-six influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (ninety-five
          influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, twenty-two A(not subtyped), two A(H3) and seven influenza B). A positivity of 11.1% was
          seen in week 53, an increase from 8.3% seen in week 52, with the highest positivity in 5-14 year olds (19.2%). This is
          above the threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
           Vaccination
          o Up to week 53 2015 in 93.1% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
          England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 43.6% in under 65 years in
          a clinical risk group, 41.4% in pregnant women, 70.0% in 65+ year olds, 34.1% in all 2 year olds, 35.9% in all 3 year
          olds and 28.9% in all 4 year olds.
          o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show
          44.1% were vaccinated by 30 November 2015 from 97.0% of Trusts, compared to 48.2% vaccinated in the previous
          season by 30 November 2014. The report is available here.
          o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2 age
          show the proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) from 1
          September 2015 to 30 November 2015 was as follows: 40.9% in children school year 1 age (5-6 years) and 39.3% in
          children school year 2 age (6-7 years).
          o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 30 November 2015
          has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
           International situation
          o Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in the Southern Hemisphere however there are signs of increasing
          activity in the Northern hemisphere.
          o Influenza activity in Europe remains low, however an increase in the positivity of samples from sentinel sources indicates
          an increase in influenza activity and the start of the season.
          ...
          - In week 53, sixty-two new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza were reported across the UK
          (133/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.13 per
          100,000 compared to 0.11 per 100,000 the previous week and five new confirmed influenza deaths were
          reported in week 53 2015. A total of 202 admissions (78 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, 13 influenza A(H3N2), 98
          influenza A unknown subtype and 13 influenza B) and 12 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since
          week 40 2015.
          ...


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          • #6
            Thank you Ronan for posting these

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            • #7
              Hi ming! Thanks Ronan.

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              • #8
                You're welcome! Happy New Year ming!
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                • #9
                  PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                  Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
                  respiratory illnesses
                  14 January 2016 – Week 02 report (up to week 01 data)
                  https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._14Jan2016.pdf

                  Summary

                  In week 01 2016 (ending 10 January 2016), influenza activity was at similar or higher levels across surveillance schemes,
                  including GP ILI consultation rates, the proportion of laboratory samples positive for influenza and influenza admissions
                  to hospitals and ICU. The Department of Health has issued an alert on the prescription of antiviral medicines by GPs.

                   Community influenza surveillance
                  o During week 01, influenza-like illness indicators remained stable with slight increases in rates of lower respiratory tract
                  infection and pneumonia however they were within seasonally expected levels. Twelve new acute respiratory outbreaks
                  have been reported in the past 7 days. Six outbreaks were in care homes where test results were not available/not
                  tested. Five outbreaks were from hospitals (two tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, one positive for influenza
                  A(not subtyped), one positive for parainfluenza and one positive for hMPV). The twelfth outbreak was from a primary
                  school where test results were not available/not tested.
                   Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                  o In week 01, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultation rate has increased and is above the threshold in
                  England (16.1 per 100,000). ILI rates have also increased in Wales (10.5 per 100,000), Scotland (12.9 per 100,000) and
                  Northern Ireland (30.9 per 100,000).
                  o Weekly ILI rates remain within seasonally expected levels in week 01 through the GP In Hours Surveillance system.
                   Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
                  o Fifty-one new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (twenty-seven influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, twenty-two
                  influenza A(unknown subtype) and two influenza B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU surveillance
                  scheme across the UK (122 Trusts in England) in week 01, a rate of 0.14 per 100,000 which was the same rate as the
                  previous week. Seven deaths were also reported through this scheme.
                  o Fifty-six new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (thirty-six influenza A(H1N1pdm09), two influenza A(H3N2), fourteen
                  influenza A(not subtyped) and four influenza B) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across
                  England (23 Trusts), a rate of 0.65 compared to 0.41 per 100,000 the previous week.
                  o Since week 40, twelve confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (seven influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and five
                  influenza A(unknown subtype) from the six Severe Respiratory Failure centres in the UK.
                   All-cause mortality data
                  o Up to week 50 2015, no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death was seen through the
                  EuroMoMo algorithm in England overall and by age group and across the devolved administrations.
                   Microbiological surveillance
                  o Twenty-four samples tested positive for influenza (17 A(H1N1)pdm09, 2 A(untyped) and 5 B) through GP sentinel
                  schemes across the UK, with an overall positivity of 15.2%.
                  o One hundred and sixty-six influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (one hundred and
                  seven influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, four A(H3), forty-one A(not subtyped) and fourteen influenza B). A positivity of 10.1%
                  was seen in week 01, compared to 10.3% in week 53, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (13.9%). This is
                  above the threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
                   Vaccination
                  o Up to week 01 2016 in 84.9% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
                  England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 44.2% in under 65 years in
                  a clinical risk group, 41.8% in pregnant women, 70.5% in 65+ year olds, 34.9% in all 2 year olds, 36.9% in all 3 year
                  olds and 29.6% in all 4 year olds.
                  o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show
                  44.1% were vaccinated by 30 November 2015 from 97.0% of Trusts, compared to 48.2% vaccinated in the previous
                  season by 30 November 2014. The report is available here.
                  o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2 age
                  show the proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) from 1
                  September 2015 to 30 November 2015 was as follows: 40.9% in children school year 1 age (5-6 years) and 39.3% in
                  children school year 2 age (6-7 years).
                  o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 30 November 2015
                  has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
                   International situation
                  o Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in the Southern Hemisphere however there are signs of increasing
                  activity in the Northern hemisphere.
                  o Influenza activity in Europe remains low, however an increase in the positivity of samples from sentinel sources indicates
                  an increase in influenza activity and the start of the season.
                  ...
                  - In week 01, fifty-one new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (27 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, 22
                  A(unknown subtype) and 2 influenza B) were reported across the UK (122/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS
                  mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.14 per 100,000, the same rate as in the previous week. Seven
                  new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported in week 01 2016. A total of 249 admissions (108 influenza
                  A(H1N1)pdm09, 13 influenza A(H3N2), 116 influenza A (unknown subtype) and 12 influenza B) and 19 confirmed
                  influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2015.

                  ...
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                  • #10
                    PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                    Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
                    respiratory illnesses
                    21 January 2016 – Week 03 report (up to week 02 data)
                    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._21Jan2016.pdf

                    Summary
                    In week 02 2016 (ending 17 January 2016), influenza activity was at similar or higher levels across surveillance schemes,
                    including GP ILI consultation rates, the proportion of laboratory samples positive for influenza and influenza admissions
                    to hospitals and ICU. The Department of Health has issued an alert on the prescription of antiviral medicines to the
                    health service.
                     Community influenza surveillance
                    o During week 02, syndromic indicators for influenza across different systems have either increased slightly or remained
                    stable and are currently within seasonally expected levels. Rates of lower respiratory tract infection and pneumonia
                    decreased.
                    o Twenty-nine new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Fourteen outbreaks were in care
                    homes. Eight outbreaks were from hospitals where one tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and three tested
                    positive for influenza A(not subtyped). Seven outbreaks were from schools, where one tested positive for influenza A(not
                    subtyped).
                     Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                    o In week 02, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultation rate has decreased and is below the baseline
                    threshold in England (14.2 per 100,000). ILI rates have increased in Wales (14.6 per 100,000), Scotland (14.0 per
                    100,000) and a slight decrease was noted in Northern Ireland (30.5 per 100,000).
                    o Through the GP In Hours surveillance system, weekly ILI rates increased slightly but remain within seasonally expected
                    levels in week 02.
                     Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
                    o Fifty-nine new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (thirty-five influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and twenty-four
                    influenza A(unknown subtype)) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU surveillance scheme across the
                    UK (127 Trusts in England) in week 02, a rate of 0.15 per 100,000 compared to 0.14 per 100,000 in week 01. Six new
                    confirmed influenza deaths were also reported through this scheme.
                    o Forty-eight new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (thirty-seven influenza A(H1N1pdm09), three influenza A(H3N2),
                    seven influenza A(not subtyped) and one influenza B) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across
                    England (23 Trusts), a rate of 0.55 compared to 0.65 per 100,000 the previous week.
                    o Since week 40, seventeen confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (thirteen influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and
                    four influenza A(unknown subtype) from the six Severe Respiratory Failure centres in the UK.
                     All-cause mortality data
                    o Up to week 02 2016 in England, excess mortality by date of death was seen in <5 year olds and 5-14 year olds in week
                    51 and in 15-64 year olds in week 52 with the EuroMoMo algorithm. In the devolved administrations, significant excess
                    was seen in Northern Ireland in week 02.

                     Microbiological surveillance
                    o Forty-four samples tested positive for influenza (40 A(H1N1)pdm09, 2 A(untyped) and 2 B) through GP sentinel
                    schemes across the UK, with an overall positivity of 21.2%.
                    o One hundred and fifty influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (one hundred and
                    twenty-six influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, five A(H3), thirteen A(not subtyped) and six influenza B). A positivity of 11.3% was
                    seen in week 02, compared to 9.9% in week 01, with the highest positivity in 45-64 year olds (16.4%). This is above the
                    all-age threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
                     Vaccination
                    o Up to week 02 2016 in 94.0% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
                    England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 44.5% in under 65 years in
                    a clinical risk group, 42.0% in pregnant women, 70.6% in 65+ year olds, 35.0% in all 2 year olds, 37.0% in all 3 year
                    olds and 29.6% in all 4 year olds.
                    o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show
                    44.1% were vaccinated by 30 November 2015 from 97.0% of Trusts, compared to 48.2% vaccinated in the previous
                    season by 30 November 2014. The report is available here.
                    o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2 age
                    show the proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) from 1
                    September 2015 to 30 November 2015 was as follows: 40.9% in children school year 1 age (5-6 years) and 39.3% in
                    children school year 2 age (6-7 years).
                    o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 30 November 2015
                    has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
                     International situation
                    o Globally, influenza activity has increased in some temperate countries of the Northern hemisphere. High levels of
                    influenza activity have been reported from some of the Western Asia countries.
                    o Influenza activity in Europe remains low, however a continued increase in the positivity of samples from sentinel sources
                    ...
                    - In week 02, fifty-nine new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (35 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 24
                    A(unknown subtype)) were reported across the UK (127/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU
                    scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.15 per 100,000 compared to a rate of 0.14 per 100,000 in the previous week.
                    Six new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported in week 02 2016. A total of 296 admissions (136 influenza
                    A(H1N1)pdm09, 13 influenza A(H3N2), 135 influenza A (unknown subtype) and 12 influenza B) and 19 confirmed
                    influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2015.
                    ...

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                    • #11
                      Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin
                      Northern Ireland, Week 2 (11 January 2016 – 17 January 2016)
                      http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/si...202%202016.pdf

                      Summary
                       Influenza GP consultations have remained stable, while the proportion of positive influenza virological detections in Northern Ireland have increased.
                       GP consultation rates for combined flu and flu-like illness (flu/FLI) remain below the 2015/16 pre-epidemic Northern Ireland threshold1 at 30.5 per 100,000 population in week 2, 2016.
                       The OOH consultation rate for flu/FLI has remained stable at 8.5 per 100,000 population overall, with increases in some age groups.
                       RSV activity has further decreased in week 2 and is lower than the same period during last season. 
                      There were ten admissions to ICU with confirmed influenza reported in week 2, 2016.
                       There were three deaths in ICU patients with laboratory confirmed influenza reported in week 2, 2016.
                       In week 2, 2016 significant all-cause excess mortality was reported through the EuroMOMO algorithm.
                       There were no confirmed influenza outbreaks reported to PHA in week 2, 2016.
                      ...
                      Comment
                      Data are collected on laboratory confirmed influenza patients and deaths in critical care (level 2
                      and level 3).
                      During week 2, there were ten admissions to ICU confirmed with influenza reported to the PHA -
                      six with influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 and four with influenza A untyped (typing awaited). There
                      have been a total of 27 admissions to ICU with confirmed influenza reported this season to date,
                      of which 21 have been confirmed as influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 and 6 as influenza A untyped
                      (typing awaited) (Figure 9).
                      Up to week 2, 2016, of the 27 ICU patients with confirmed influenza 18 had co-morbidities.
                      Provisional data shows that 16 of the 27 cases met the criteria for influenza vaccine and 5 had
                      received it (Table 4).
                      There were three deaths in ICU patients with laboratory confirmed influenza reported since the
                      last bulletin. To date, there have been 6 deaths in ICU patients with laboratory confirmed
                      influenza.
                      ...
                      Mortality Data
                      Weekly mortality data is provided from Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. The
                      data relates to the number of deaths from selected respiratory infections (some of which may be
                      attributable to influenza, and other respiratory infections or complications thereof) registered
                      each week in Northern Ireland. This is not necessarily the same as the number of deaths
                      occurring in that period. Searches of the medical certificates of the cause of death are performed
                      using a number of keywords that could be associated with influenza (bronchiolitis, bronchitis,
                      influenza and pneumonia). Death registrations containing these keywords are presented as a
                      proportion of all registered deaths.

                      ...
                      Comment
                      During week 2, the proportion of registered deaths from specific respiratory infections decreased
                      to 29% from 32% in week 1.
                      In week 2, there were 348 registered deaths, of which 100 related to specific respiratory
                      infections (29%). The proportion of deaths attributed to specific respiratory infections is lower
                      than the same period in both 2014/15 and 2013/14.


                      EuroMOMO
                      Significant excess all-cause mortality was reported for week 2 in Northern Ireland. Significant
                      excess all-cause mortality has also been reported retrospectively for weeks 52, 53 and 1.
                      Therefore including the previous report of excess all-cause mortality in week 49, excess allcause
                      mortality has been reported in five weeks of this influenza season.

                      Please note this data is provisional due to the time delay in registration; numbers may vary from
                      week to week.
                      ...
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                      • #12
                        PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                        Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
                        respiratory illnesses
                        28 January 2016 – Week 04 report (up to week 03 data)
                        https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._28Jan2016.pdf

                        Summary

                        In week 03 2016 (ending 24 January 2016), influenza activity was at similar or higher levels across surveillance schemes,
                        including GP ILI consultation rates, the proportion of laboratory samples positive for influenza and influenza admissions
                        to hospitals and ICU. The Department of Health has issued an alert on the prescription of antiviral medicines to the
                        health service. Updated guidance on antiviral prescribing in secondary care when influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 is the
                        dominant circulating strain has been published.
                         Community influenza surveillance
                        o During week 03, there were further small increases in GP consultations for influenza-like illness and NHS 111 cold/flu
                        calls.
                        o Fifty-two new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Thirty-seven outbreaks were in schools.
                        Ten outbreaks were from care homes where one tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and another one for
                        influenza A(not subtyped). Five outbreaks were from hospitals where three tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09
                        and two were positive for influenza A(not subtyped).
                         Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                        o In week 03, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultation rate has increased and is above the baseline
                        threshold in England (17.4 per 100,000). ILI rates have decreased in Wales (13.5 per 100,000), Scotland (12.7 per
                        100,000) and Northern Ireland (29.5 per 100,000).
                        o Through the GP In Hours surveillance system, weekly ILI rates have increased but remain within seasonally expected
                        levels in week 03.
                         Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
                        o Eighty-five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (thirty-six influenza A(H1N1)pdm09,two influenza
                        A(H3N2) and forty-seven influenza A(unknown subtype)) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU
                        surveillance scheme across the UK (131 NHS Trusts in England) in week 03, a rate of 0.19 per 100,000 compared to
                        0.13 per 100,000 in week 02. Two new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported through this scheme.
                        o Seventy-five new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (sixty-four influenza A(H1N1pdm09) and eleven influenza
                        A(unknown subtype)) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (24 NHS Trusts), a rate
                        of 0.87 compared to 0.58 per 100,000 the previous week.
                        o Since week 40, eighteen confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (thirteen influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and five
                        influenza A(unknown subtype) from the six Severe Respiratory Failure centres in the UK.
                         All-cause mortality data
                        o Up to week 03 2016 in England, excess mortality by date of death was seen in <5 year olds and 5-14 year olds in week
                        51 and in 15-64 year olds in week 50 & 52 with the EuroMoMo algorithm. In the devolved administrations, significant
                        excess was seen in Northern Ireland in week 03.
                        No excess was seen in Wales and Scotland.
                         Microbiological surveillance
                        o Fifty-four samples tested positive for influenza (37 A(H1N1)pdm09, 13 A(untyped) and 4 B) through GP sentinel
                        schemes across the UK, with an overall positivity of 24.4%.
                        o Two hundred and eighteen influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (one hundred
                        and forty influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, five A(H3), sixty-four A(not subtyped) and nine influenza B). A positivity of 13.8%
                        was seen in week 03, compared to 11.3% in week 02, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (21.4%). This is
                        above the all-age threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
                         Vaccination
                        o Up to week 03 2016 in 94.4% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
                        England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 44.9% in under 65 years in
                        a clinical risk group, 42.2% in pregnant women, 70.8% in 65+ year olds, 35.3% in all 2 year olds, 37.4% in all 3 year
                        olds and 29.8% in all 4 year olds.
                        o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show
                        47.6% were vaccinated by 31 December 2015 from 95.4% of Trusts, compared to 52.6% vaccinated in the previous
                        season by 31 December 2014. The report is available here.
                        o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2 age show
                        the proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) from 1
                        September 2015 to 31 December 2015 was as follows: 50.6% in children school year 1 age (5-6 years) and 49.3% in
                        children school year 2 age (6-7 years).
                        o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 31 November 2015
                        has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
                         International situation
                        o Globally, influenza activity has increased in some temperate countries of the Northern hemisphere. High levels of
                        influenza activity have been reported from some of the Western Asia countries.
                        o Influenza activity in Europe continues to increase.
                        ...
                        In week 03, eighty-five new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (36 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, 2
                        influenza A(H3N2) and 47 A(unknown subtype)) were reported across the UK (131/156 Trusts in England) through the
                        USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.19 per 100,000 compared to a rate of 0.13 per 100,000
                        in the previous week. Two new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported in week 03 2016. A total of 469
                        admissions (218 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, 15 influenza A(H3N2), 219 influenza A (unknown subtype) and 17
                        influenza B) and 36 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2015.
                        ...

                        https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._28Jan2016.pdf

                        Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin
                        Northern Ireland, Week 3 (18 January 2016 – 24 January 2016)

                        Summary
                         Influenza GP consultations have remained stable while the proportion of positive influenza
                        virological detections in Northern Ireland have slightly decreased.
                         GP consultation rates for combined flu and flu-like illness (flu/FLI) remain below the 2015/16
                        pre-epidemic Northern Ireland threshold1
                        at 29.5 per 100,000 population in week 3, 2016.
                         The OOH consultation rate for flu/FLI has increased to 9.2 per 100,000 population overall, and
                        also increased in some age groups.
                         RSV activity has further decreased in week 3 and is lower than the same period during last
                        season.
                         There were seven admissions to ICU with confirmed influenza reported in week 3, 2016.
                         There were no deaths in ICU patients with laboratory confirmed influenza reported in week 3,
                        2016.
                         In week 3, 2016 significant all-cause excess mortality was reported through the EuroMOMO
                        algorithm.
                         There were two confirmed influenza outbreaks reported to the PHA in week 3, 2016.
                        ...
                        Comment
                        GP consultation rates have remained fairly stable in week 3, 2016 at 29.5 per 100,000 population
                        compared with 30.5 per 100,000 in week 2. The GP consultation rate is lower than the same
                        period in 2014/15, but higher than in 2013/14.
                        Rates remain below the pre-epidemic Northern Ireland 2015/16 threshold of 49.4 per 100,000
                        ...
                        EuroMOMO
                        Significant excess all-cause mortality was reported for week 3 in Northern Ireland. Therefore
                        including previous reports, excess all-cause mortality has been reported in six weeks of this
                        influenza season.
                        Please note this data is provisional due to the time delay in registration; numbers may vary from
                        week to week.
                        ...
                        http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/si...203%202016.pdf
                        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
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                        Comment


                        • #13
                          PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                          Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
                          respiratory illnesses
                          04 February 2016 – Week 05 report (up to week 04 data)
                          https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._5_Feb2016.pdf

                          Summary

                          In week 04 2016 (ending 31 January 2016), influenza indicators continued to increase across surveillance schemes,
                          including GP ILI consultation rates, the proportion of laboratory samples positive for influenza and influenza admissions
                          to hospitals and ICU. The Department of Health has issued an alert on the prescription of antiviral medicines to the
                          health service. Updated guidance on antiviral prescribing in secondary care when influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 is the
                          dominant circulating strain has been published.


                           Community influenza surveillance
                          o During week 04, there were further small increases in GP consultations for influenza-like illness and NHS 111 cold/flu
                          calls.
                          o Fifty-one new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Thirty-three outbreaks were in schools
                          where two tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. Six outbreaks were from care homes where one tested positive
                          for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and another one for influenza A(not subtyped). Six outbreaks were from hospitals where
                          one tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and one for influenza A(not subtyped).
                           Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                          o In week 04, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultation rate has increased and is above the baseline
                          threshold in England (19.7 per 100,000). ILI rates have increased in Wales (16.5 per 100,000), Scotland (16.2 per
                          100,000) and Northern Ireland (31.7 per 100,000).
                          o Through the GP In Hours surveillance system, weekly ILI rates have increased but remain within seasonally expected
                          levels in week 04.
                           Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
                          o One hundred and twelve new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (fifty-two influenza A(H1N1)pdm09,fiftynine
                          influenza A(unknown subtype) and one influenza B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU
                          surveillance scheme across the UK (137 NHS Trusts in England) in week 04, a rate of 0.23 per 100,000 compared to
                          0.19 per 100,000 in week 03. Eight new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported through this scheme.
                          o Eighty-eight new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (fifty-five influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, three influenza A(H3N2),
                          twenty-six influenza A(unknown subtype) and four influenza B) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital
                          network across England (23 NHS Trusts), a rate of 0.95 compared to 0.89 per 100,000 the previous week.
                          o Since week 40, twenty confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (fifteen influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and five
                          influenza A(unknown subtype) from the six Severe Respiratory Failure centres in the UK.
                           All-cause mortality data
                          o Up to week 04 2016 in England, excess mortality by date of death was seen in <5 year olds and 5-14 year olds in week
                          51 and in 15-64 year olds in week 50, 52 & 53 with the EuroMoMo algorithm. In the devolved administrations,
                          significant excess was seen in Northern Ireland in week 04.
                          No excess was seen in Wales and Scotland in week 04.
                           Microbiological surveillance
                          o Sixty-three samples tested positive for influenza (52 A(H1N1)pdm09, 2 A(H3), 4 A(untyped) and 5 B) through GP
                          sentinel schemes across the UK, with an overall positivity of 32.6%.
                          o Two hundred and ninety influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (two hundred and
                          fifteen A(H1N1)pdm09, three A(H3), fifty-four A(not subtyped) and eighteen influenza B). A positivity of 18.9% was seen
                          in week 04, compared to 13.8% in week 03, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (25.7%). This is above the allage
                          threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
                           Vaccination
                          o Up to week 04 2016 in 87.1% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in
                          England who had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 45.3% in under 65 years in
                          a clinical risk group, 42.4% in pregnant women, 71.2% in 65+ year olds, 35.9% in all 2 year olds, 38.1% in all 3 year
                          olds and 30.3% in all 4 year olds.
                          o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show
                          47.6% were vaccinated by 31 December 2015 from 95.4% of Trusts, compared to 52.6% vaccinated in the previous
                          season by 31 December 2014. The report is available here.
                          o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2 age show
                          the proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) from 1
                          September 2015 to 31 December 2015 was as follows: 50.6% in children school year 1 age (5-6 years) and 49.3% in
                          children school year 2 age (6-7 years).
                          o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 31 November 2015
                          has been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
                           International situation
                          o Globally, influenza activity has increased in some temperate countries of the Northern hemisphere. High levels of
                          influenza activity have been reported from some of the Western Asia countries.
                          o Influenza activity in Europe continues to increase.
                          ...
                          - In week 04, one hundred and twelve new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (52 influenza
                          A(H1N1)pdm09, 59 influenza A(unknown subtype) and 1 influenza B) were reported across the UK (137/156 Trusts in
                          England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.23 per 100,000 compared to a rate
                          of 0.19 per 100,000 in the previous week. Eight new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported in week 04 2016.
                          A total of 504 admissions (226 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, 14 influenza A(H3N2), 249 influenza A (unknown subtype)
                          and 15 influenza B) and 47 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2015.
                          ...

                          https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._5_Feb2016.pdf

                          Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin
                          Northern Ireland, Week 4 (25 January 2016 – 31 January 2016)

                          Summary
                           Influenza GP consultations have increased while the proportion of positive influenza virological
                          detections in Northern Ireland has slightly decreased.
                           GP consultation rates for combined flu and flu-like illness (flu/FLI) remain below the 2015/16
                          pre-epidemic Northern Ireland threshold1
                          at 31.7 per 100,000 population in week 4, 2016.
                           The OOH consultation rate for flu/FLI has decreased to 8.1 per 100,000 population overall, but
                          has increased in the youngest age groups.
                           RSV activity has further decreased in week 4 and is lower than the same period during last
                          season.
                           There were seven admissions to ICU with confirmed influenza reported in week 4, 2016.
                           There was one death in ICU patients with laboratory confirmed influenza reported in week 4,
                          2016.
                           In week 4, 2016 significant all-cause excess mortality was reported through the EuroMOMO
                          algorithm.
                           There were no confirmed influenza outbreaks reported to the PHA in week 4, 2016
                          ...
                          http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/si...204%202016.pdf
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                          • #14
                            PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                            Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
                            respiratory illnesses
                            11 February 2016 – Week 06 report (up to week 05 data)
                            https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._11Feb2016.pdf

                            Summary

                            In week 05 2016 (ending 07 February 2016), influenza indicators continued to increase or stabilise across surveillance schemes,
                            including GP ILI consultation rates, the proportion of laboratory samples positive for influenza and influenza admissions to
                            hospitals and ICU. The Department of Health has issued an alert on the prescription of antiviral medicines to the health service.
                            Updated guidance on antiviral prescribing in secondary care when influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 is the dominant circulating strain
                            has been published.
                             Community influenza surveillance
                            o During week 05, GP consultations for influenza-like illness stabilised with highest rates remaining in the 15-44 and 45-64 year
                            olds.
                            o Forty new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Twenty-one outbreaks were in schools where two
                            tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. Sixteen outbreaks were from care homes where four tested positive for influenza
                            A(not subtyped). Two outbreaks were from hospitals where both tested positive for influenza A(not subtyped). The fortieth
                            outbreak was from an immigration and removal centre, where no results were available.
                             Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                            o In week 05, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultation rate has increased and is above the baseline threshold in
                            England (21.5 per 100,000). ILI rates have decreased in Wales (13.1 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (22.5 per 100,000) and
                            increased in Scotland (19.2 per 100,000).
                            o Through the GP In Hours surveillance system, weekly ILI rates have increased but remain within seasonally expected levels in
                            week 05.
                             Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
                            o One hundred and forty-eight new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (seventy-three influenza
                            A(H1N1)pdm09,seventy-three influenza A(unknown subtype), one influenza A(H3N2) and one influenza B) were reported
                            through the USISS mandatory ICU/HDU surveillance scheme across the UK (145 NHS Trusts in England) in week 05, a rate of
                            0.31 per 100,000 compared to 0.23 per 100,000 in week 04. Thirteen new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported
                            through this scheme.
                            o One hundred and sixty-four new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (one hundred and twenty-three influenza
                            A(H1N1)pdm09, thirty-four influenza A(unknown subtype) and seven influenza B) were reported through the USISS sentinel
                            hospital network across England (23 NHS Trusts), a rate of 1.8 compared to 1.1 per 100,000 the previous week.
                            o Since week 40, twenty-four confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (eighteen influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, five
                            influenza A(unknown subtype) and one influenza B) from the six Severe Respiratory Failure centres in the UK.
                             All-cause mortality data
                            o Up to week 05 2016 in England, excess mortality by date of death was seen in <5 year olds and 5-14 year olds in week 51
                            and in 15-64 year olds in week 52 & 53 with the EuroMoMo algorithm. In the devolved administrations, significant excess was
                            seen in Northern Ireland (15-64 year olds) and Scotland (0-4 year olds) in week 04. No excess was seen in Wales in week 05.
                             Microbiological surveillance
                            o Forty-nine samples tested positive for influenza (39 A(H1N1)pdm09, 1 A(H3), 4 A(untyped) and 5 B) through GP sentinel
                            schemes across the UK, with an overall positivity of 29.3%.
                            o Three hundred and eighty-seven influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (two hundred and
                            twenty-two A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(H3), one hundred and forty-four A(not subtyped) and nineteen influenza B). A positivity of
                            19.8% was seen in week 05, compared to 21.8% in week 04, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (22.9%). This is
                            above the all-age threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
                             Vaccination
                            o Up to week 04 2016 in 87.1% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who
                            had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 45.3% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group,
                            42.4% in pregnant women, 71.2% in 65+ year olds, 35.9% in all 2 year olds, 38.1% in all 3 year olds and 30.3% in all 4 year
                            olds.
                            o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 47.6% were
                            vaccinated by 31 December 2015 from 95.4% of Trusts, compared to 52.6% vaccinated in the previous season by 31
                            December 2014. The report is available here.
                            o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2 age show the
                            proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) from 1 September 2015
                            to 31 December 2015 was as follows: 50.6% in children school year 1 age (5-6 years) and 49.3% in children school year 2 age
                            (6-7 years).
                            o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 31 December 2015 has
                            been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
                             International situation
                            o Globally, increasing levels of influenza activity continued to be reported in the temperate zones of the northern
                            hemisphere with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 as the most detected virus.
                            ...
                            - In week 05, one hundred and forty-eight new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (73 influenza
                            A(H1N1)pdm09, 73 influenza A(unknown subtype), 1 influenza A(H3N2) and 1 influenza B) were reported across the
                            UK (145/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.31 per
                            100,000 compared to a rate of 0.23 per 100,000 in the previous week. Thirteen new confirmed influenza deaths were
                            also reported in week 05 2016. A total of 753 admissions (363 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, 16 influenza A(H3N2), 354
                            influenza A (unknown subtype) and 20 influenza B) and 66 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week
                            40 2015.

                            ...
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                            • #15
                              PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
                              Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal
                              respiratory illnesses
                              18 February 2016 – Week 07 report (up to week 06 data)
                              https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._18Feb2016.pdf

                              Summary

                              In week 06 2016 (ending 14 February 2016), influenza indicators continued to increase or stabilise across surveillance schemes,
                              including GP ILI consultation rates, the proportion of laboratory samples positive for influenza and influenza admissions to
                              hospitals and ICU. The Department of Health has issued an alert on the prescription of antiviral medicines to the health service.
                              Updated guidance on antiviral prescribing in secondary care when influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 is the dominant circulating strain
                              has been published.
                               Community influenza surveillance
                              o During week 06, selected respiratory indicators, including GP influenza-like consultations and cold/flu calls to NHS 111,
                              remained stable.
                              o Thirty-one new acute respiratory outbreaks have been reported in the past 7 days. Nine outbreaks were in schools where one
                              tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. Eleven outbreaks were from care homes where one tested positive for hMPV.
                              Eight outbreaks were from hospitals where four tested positive for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and one for influenza A(not
                              subtyped). The remaining three outbreaks were from other settings where two tested positive for influenza A(not subtyped).
                               Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
                              o In week 06, overall weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) GP consultation rate remains above the baseline threshold in England (21.9
                              per 100,000). ILI rates have increased in Northern Ireland (29.9 per 100,000) and in Scotland (21.8 per 100,000) and a slight
                              decrease was noted in in Wales (12.3 per 100,000)
                              o Through the GP In Hours surveillance system, weekly ILI rates have remained stable and within seasonally expected levels in
                              week 06.
                               Influenza-confirmed hospitalisations
                              o One hundred and twenty-six new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (fifty-four influenza A(H1N1)pdm09,sixty-five
                              influenza A(unknown subtype), two influenza A(H3N2) and five influenza B) were reported through the USISS mandatory
                              ICU/HDU surveillance scheme across the UK (130 NHS Trusts in England) in week 06, a rate of 0.31 per 100,000, the same
                              rate as in week 05. Nine new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported through this scheme.
                              o Eighty-two new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (Fifty-nine influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, fifteen influenza A(unknown
                              subtype), five influenza A(H3N2) and three influenza B) were reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across
                              England (20 NHS Trusts), a rate of 1.02 compared to 1.81 per 100,000 the previous week.
                              o Since week 40, twenty-seven confirmed influenza admissions have been reported (twenty influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, six
                              influenza A(unknown subtype) and one influenza B) from the six Severe Respiratory Failure centres in the UK.
                               All-cause mortality data
                              o Up to week 06 2016 in England, excess mortality by date of death has been seen in 15-64 year olds since week 52 and <5
                              year olds and 5-14 year olds in week 51 with the EuroMoMo algorithm. In the devolved administrations, significant excess was
                              seen in Northern Ireland (15-64 year olds) in week 06. No excess was seen in Wales and Scotland in week 06.
                               Microbiological surveillance
                              o Sixty-six samples tested positive for influenza (46 A(H1N1)pdm09, 1 A(H3), 6 A(untyped) and 13 B) through GP sentinel
                              schemes across the UK, with an overall positivity of 32.5%.
                              o Three hundred and eighty influenza positive detections were recorded through the DataMart scheme (two hundred and fortyseven
                              A(H1N1)pdm09, seven A(H3), ninety-four A(not subtyped) and thirty-two influenza B). A positivity of 19.6% was seen in
                              week 06, compared to 19.8% in week 05, with the highest positivity in 15-44 year olds (24.9%). This is above the all-age
                              threshold for 2015/16 season of 7.4%.
                               Vaccination
                              o Up to week 04 2016 in 87.1% GP practices reporting weekly to Immform, the provisional proportion of people in England who
                              had received the 2015/16 influenza vaccine in targeted groups was as follows: 45.3% in under 65 years in a clinical risk group,
                              42.4% in pregnant women, 71.2% in 65+ year olds, 35.9% in all 2 year olds, 38.1% in all 3 year olds and 30.3% in all 4 year
                              olds.
                              o Provisional data from the fourth monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 49.5%
                              were vaccinated by 31 January 2016 from 97.3% of Trusts, compared to 54.6% vaccinated in the previous season by 31
                              January 2015. The report is available here.
                              o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake children of school years 1 and 2 age show the
                              proportion of children in England who received the 2015/16 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) from 1 September 2015
                              to 31 December 2015 was as follows: 50.6% in children school year 1 age (5-6 years) and 49.3% in children school year 2 age
                              (6-7 years).
                              o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients up to 31 December 2015 has
                              been published. The report provides uptake at national, area team and CCG level.
                               International situation
                              o Globally, increasing levels of influenza activity continued to be reported in the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere
                              with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 as the most detected virus.
                              ...
                              - In week 06, one hundred and twenty-six new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (54 influenza
                              A(H1N1)pdm09, 65 influenza A(unknown subtype), 2 influenza A(H3N2) and 5 influenza B) were reported across the
                              UK (130/156 Trusts in England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 6 and 7), a rate of 0.31 per
                              100,000, the same rate as in the previous week. Nine new confirmed influenza deaths were also reported in week 06
                              2016. A total of 886 admissions (422 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, 18 influenza A(H3N2), 420 influenza A (unknown
                              subtype) and 26 influenza B) and 75 confirmed influenza deaths have been reported since week 40 2015.
                              ...

                              https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._18Feb2016.pdf
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