Friday 24 January 2014

Influenza in Queensland, Australia...

Image adapted from Geoscience Australia,
The Australian Government.
Hot, humid and sunny are the conditions here just now. Although some rain around too-stormy rain with big dumps of water an flash flooding. Must be summer.

In the previous week's Queensland Health Statewide Communicable Disease Surveillance Report it looks as though we have a slight uptick in laboratory confirmed influenza cases so far this year (this is in total numbers, not proportions of samples tested, so take the value with a grain of NaCl) compared to the year-to-date totals for 2013 and 2012 in Queensland Australia.

As of the the 13-Jan update (data from 12.1.2014)

  • 106 case notifications in 2014
  • 73 cases by this time in 2013
  • 41 cases by this time in 2012
  • 144 cases by this time in 2011
  • 21 cases by this time in 2010
  • 12 cases by this time in 2009

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