Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Queensland influenza age shift still shifted...

Figure from State of Queensland (Queensland Health) report found here includes data up to 9th August 2015.
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Also interesting:

  • 3.3X more influenza type B viruses than influenza type A viruses in week to 9th August
  • a proportion of the influenza viruses were further genotyped
  • 44% of that proportion were influenza B viruses of the Victoria lineage which is not the lineage in the trivalent vaccine this year (it is in the quadrivalent vaccine though - see full report for detail) 
    • NOTE - the report is not clear on how many genotyped specimens this represents
  • As you can see in the figure below - the 'flu season is still very much underway in Brisbane
  • Brisbane is also experiencing its own little 'mass gathering' which started last Friday - the Brisbane Exhibition.
Appendix 1 from the State of
Queensland (Queensland Health) report found 
here, including data
up to 9th August 2015.
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