FluTrackers

Tracking Infectious Diseases since 2006

PayPal Verified medpedia.com

FluTrackers.com Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity

Nederlandse taal Foro de Español de FluTrackers Francophones des FluTrackers Forum Italiano FluTrackers Latest Posts

www www.flutrackers.com



Go Back   FluTrackers > Europe > Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 > United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland > Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 6th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default UK: 2012-2013: HPA / PHE Weekly National Influenza Reports.

2011 - 2012 thread here: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=174681

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
04 October 2012 – Week 40

All indicators of influenza activity remain low.
 A human novel coronavirus has been identified in a patient hospitalised with severe respiratory illness in London after recently arriving from the Middle East. In recent months this new human coronavirus was also identified in a patient with acute respiratory illness in Saudi Arabia, who subsequently died. Further information and updates are available on the HPA website.
 The Department of Health have produced an influenza vaccination leaflet for winter 2012/13. The influenza chapter in the Green Book has also been updated.
 The concentration and dosing instructions of TAMIFLU® oral suspension have been revised for the 2012/13 influenza season. Please see the MHRA communication for further information.
 This is the last summary influenza report – a full report will be published from next week with the start of the 2012/13 influenza reporting season.
...
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old October 13th, 2012, 07:40 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
11 October 2012 – Week 41

Summary

GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity are low at the start of the 2012/13 influenza season.

Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
oIn week 40 (ending 7 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.5 per 100,000), Scotland (10.5 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (8.8 per 100,000) and Wales (4.0 per 100,000).
oThe weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 40.
oFour new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days (two in England and two in Northern Ireland).

Virology
o2 (0.3%) of the 610 respiratory specimens reported to Data Mart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 40 (1 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 1 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for hMPV, increased for rhinovirus and remained stable for RSV, rhinovirus, parainfluenza and adenovirus.
oNo influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 40.

Disease severity and mortality
oOne new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 40.
oNo excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 40 in England and Wales as calculated by the HPA with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

Influenza vaccination
oUp to week 40, 17.0% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2011/12 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 9.6%.
oAmongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 6.9%.

International situation
oIn Europe, influenza viruses circulated very sporadically from weeks 21 to 39 2012 – there is no evidence as yet that transmission has started in Europe.
oElsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere seasonal influenza transmission has not yet been detected.

Novel coronavirus 2012
oSince 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the UK there has been one confirmed case to date.
...
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 19th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
18 October 2012 – Week 42

Summary

GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low at the beginning of the 2012/13 influenza season.

Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
oIn week 41 (ending 14 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (5.2 per 100,000), Scotland (7.9 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (15.6 per 100,000) and Wales (7.3 per 100,000).
oThe weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 41.
oOne new acute respiratory disease outbreak has been reported in the past seven days.

Virology
o1 (0.2%) of the 486 respiratory specimens reported to Data Mart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 41 (1 A subtype not known). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV and rhinovirus and remained stable for parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
oNo influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 41.

Disease severity and mortality
oNo new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 41.
oNo excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 41 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

Influenza vaccination
oUp to week 41, 29.5% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 16.8%.
oAmongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 13.0%.

International situation
oDuring the first week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there was no evidence of significant influenza activity in Europe.
oElsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere seasonal influenza transmission has not yet been detected.

Novel coronavirus 2012
oSince 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the UK there has been one confirmed case to date.
...
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old October 27th, 2012, 07:24 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
25 October 2012 – Week 43

GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low at the beginning of the 2012/13 influenza season.

Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. oIn week 42 (ending 21 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (7.1 per 100,000), Scotland (6.3 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (11.9 per 100,000) and Wales (7.1 per 100,000).
oThe weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 42.
oNo new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

Virology
o5 (1.0%) of the 503 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 42 (4 A subtype not known and 1 B). The proportion of samples positive remained stable for RSV, rhinovirus, parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
oTwo influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 42 (one A(H3) and one B).

Disease severity and mortality
oOne new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one B) was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 42.
oNo excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 42 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

Influenza vaccination
oUp to week 42, 40.4% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 23.3%.
oAmongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 18.5%.

International situation
oDuring the second week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there was no evidence of significant influenza activity in Europe.
oElsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere seasonal influenza transmission has not yet been detected.

Novel coronavirus 2012
oSince 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the UK there has been one confirmed case to date.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317136698227
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 2nd, 2012, 06:45 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
01 November 2012 – Week 44

GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

 Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 43 (ending 28 October 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.3 per 100,000), Scotland (8.1 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (13.7 per 100,000) and Wales (4.7 per 100,000).
o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 43.
o No new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

 Virology
o Five (1.0%) of the 511 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 43 (three A(H3), one A subtype not known and one B). The proportion of samples positive continued to increase for RSV, but decreased for rhinovirus. The proportions of samples positive for parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV remained low.
o Eight influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 42 (five A(H3), one A(not subtyped) and two B).

 Disease severity and mortality
o One new admission to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09) was reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 43.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 42 across the UK, as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 43, 48.9% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 28.7%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 23.1%.

 International situation
o During week 42 2012, there was no evidence of significant influenza activity in Europe.
o Elsewhere in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere influenza activity remained low although sporadic detections of influenza viruses increased.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o Since 22 September 2012, two laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 have been reported globally with recent history of travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, including one diagnosed in the UK.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317136708535
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 9th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
8 November 2012 – Week 45

GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

 Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 44 (ending 4 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.4 per 100,000), Scotland (9.2 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (10.5 per 100,000) and Wales (5.9 per 100,000).
o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 44.
o One new acute respiratory disease outbreak has been reported in the past seven days.

 Virology
o 17 (2.5%) of the 669 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 44 (2 A(H3),11 A subtype not known and 4 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, decreased for rhinovirus and remained stable for parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
o Four influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 44 (three A(H3) and one B).

 Disease severity and mortality
o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09 and two A subtype not known) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 44.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 44 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 44, 54.8% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 33.0%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 26.4%.

 International situation
o During the fourth week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there has been no evidence of sustained influenza transmission in Europe.
o Many countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region are reporting increasing sporadic detections of influenza viruses but numbers are still low and none have crossed their seasonal threshold.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported to WHO a new confirmed case of novel coronavirus; investigations are ongoing. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to three. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317136883293
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 16th, 2012, 04:27 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
15 November 2012 – Week 46

Summary
GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

 Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 45 (ending 11 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (4.5 per 100,000), Scotland (14.6 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (9.6 per 100,000) and Wales (3.7 per 100,000).
o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 45.
o One new acute respiratory disease outbreak has been reported in the past seven days.

 Virology
o 9 (1.2%) of the 739 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 45 (1 A(H3), 2 A(H1N1)pdm09, 3 A subtype not known and 3 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds, and remained stable for rhinovirus, parainfluenza, adenovirus and hMPV.
o No influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 45.

 RSV activity is now elevated. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

 Disease severity and mortality
o Four new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (two A(H1N1)pdm09, one A subtype not known and one B) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 45.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 45 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 45, 60.8% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 37.5%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 29.8%.
o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

 International situation
o During the fifth week of the 2012/13 influenza season, there has been no evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe.
o Many countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region are reporting increasing detections of influenza viruses, particularly in North America and Western Europe, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported to WHO a new confirmed case of novel coronavirus; investigations are ongoing. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to three. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137000634
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:59 AM
gsgs's Avatar
gsgs gsgs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: germany
Posts: 10,380
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

copy from the 2011/12 thread
------------------------------------



I typed in the weekly provisional figures of deaths from England and Wales
they are not easy to find in one list, partial excel-lists only
so here is week 49-week 34, so people can find it with google
I'm planning to update this by editing


weekly deaths:

09828,10348,11151,8472,10514,11343,10393,10320,101 17,10287,
10532,11086,10945,10507,10041,9864,9634,8520,9992, 10816,10238,
9957,8868,9913,9602,9602,6781,10170,9054,8856,8909 ,8754,8684,
8877,8942,8810,8776,8977

average last 5 years:

10328,10501,10994,8939,12455,12851,11813,11054,106 15,10317,
10402,10327,10158,09962,09909,9459,9392,9643,9694, 09644,09454,
9375,9085,9272,9275,8223,9240,08878,8750,8718,8764 ,8577,8489,
8549,8594,8547,8552,8577

Edit: Copied from another thread, this list is of all cause mortality in England and Wales in 2011-2012 season


-----------------------------------------


weekly provisional deaths in England and Wales week 43/2010-week 35/2012

total
9275,9668,9406,9437
9473,9220,11193,10880,11484,9689,12644,13133
11438,10555,10235,10019,9757,9433,9453,9648
9842,9707,9312,9557,9327,8335,8064,9853
10140,8949,9163,7913,9254,8961,8715,8710
8705,8461,8500,8456,8787,8573,8426,8466
7717,8769,8612,8527,8919
8719,8705,8638,9139,9640,9042,9305,9166
9203,9828,10348,11151,8472,10514,11343,10393
10320,10117,10287,10532,11086,10945,10507,10041
9864,9634,8520,9992,10816,10238,9957,8868
9913,9602,9602,6781,10170,9054,8856,8909
8754,8684,8877,8942,8810,8776,8977,7617

average last 5 years
9328,9420,9548,9671
9856,9898,10175,10454,10925,8825,12166,12540
11711,11032,10675,10442,10587,10558,10483,10232
10084,9662,9714,9822,9640,10122,9919,9221
9017,9373,9309,8339,9322,8985,8813,8758
8884,8630,8643,8737,8619,8550,8588,8643
7985,8619,8671,8707,8829
8908,9120,9240,9327,9501,9580,9654,9788
9677,10328,10501,10994,8939,12455,12851,11813
11054,10615,10317,10402,10327,10158,9962,9909
9459,9392,9643,9694,9644,9454,9375,9085
9272,9275,8223,9240,8878,8750,8718,8764
8577,8489,8549,8594,8547,8552,8577,7901

45-64 years (0000=data not found)
1198,1215,1221,1185
1198,1199,1396,1466,0000,0000,0000,0000
0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,1213
1260,1179,1226,1245,1205,1057,997,1302
1358,0000,0000,0000,0000,1227,1126,1131
1155,1163,1168,1118,1182,1174,1119,1133
1018,1149,1159,1107,1172
1065,1202,1130,1195,1262,1149,1208,1158
1209,1268,1243,1268,915,1255,1370,1204
1240,1245,1237,1164,1220,1310,1185,1238
1256,1170,1072,1155,1313,1227,1171,1063
1212,1177,1190,846,1217,1147,1130,1098
1123,1124,1157,1153,1124,1108,1144,952

respir
1194,1306,1274,1224
1212,1571,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000
0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000
0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000
0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,1129,1073
1084,1064,980,996,1053,1050,955,969
932,980,999,1000,1058
1137,1061,1099,1116,1291,1249,1218,1228
1250,1383,1471,1666,1407,1789,1928,1627
1570,1622,1612,1682,1823,1879,1647,1611
1535,1412,1234,1498,1633,1491,1488,1304
1443,1256,1328,886,1392,1158,1109,1107
1098,1027,1116,1130,1034,1005,1083,880

respir:
...
xxxx,xxxx,1125,1144,1065,1044,1072,873
(---1048,1083,881,982,1023,1047,1058,)

Europe: http://www.euromomo.eu/results/pooled.html

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publicatio...#37;3A77-28713

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient...ures+on+deaths

week,all,5y-average,45-65,respir.,ratio
week 35: 7617,7901,952,880,1155 (bank holiday)
week 36: 8848,8593,1164,982,1110
week 37: 8641,8670,1106,1031,1193
week 38: 8839,8688,1173,1065,1205
week 39: 8865,8864,1094,1082,1221
week 40: 9070,8955,1122,1153,1271
week 41: 9441,9030,1162,1149,1217
week 42: 9284,9146,1120,1184,1275
week 43: 9550,9311,1149,1281,1341
week 44: 9335,9540,1158,1222,1309
week 45: 9683,9479,1172,1280,1322
week 46: 9900,9551,1197,


http://translate.google.de/translate...ed=0CDgQ7gEwAQ
Attached Images
File Type: png eng45z.PNG (19.2 KB, 42 views)
__________________
I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
my current links: http://bit.ly/hFI7H ILI-charts: http://bit.ly/CcRgT
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 23rd, 2012, 08:16 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
22 November 2012 – Week 47

Summary
GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.
 Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 46 (ending 18 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (6.9 per 100,000), Scotland (9.8 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (9.5 per 100,000) and Wales (2.1 per 100,000).
o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 46.
o Six new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

 Virology
o 18 (2.5%) of the 719 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 46 (2 A(H1N1)pdm09, 7 A subtype not known and 9 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds, increased for hMPV, decreased for rhinovirus, and remained stable for adenovirus and parainfluenza.
o One influenza B positive detection was recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 46.
 RSV activity is now elevated. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

 Disease severity and mortality
o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09, one A(H3N2) and one A subtype not known) and one confirmed influenza death were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 46.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 46 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 46, 65.0% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 41.0%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 32.4%.
o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

 International situation
o During week 45 2012, there has been no evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe.
o Many countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region are reporting increasing detections of influenza viruses, particularly in North America and Western Europe, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported a new confirmed case of novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to four. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137122396
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old November 30th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
29 November 2012 – Week 48
GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.

 Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 47 (ending 25 November 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (7.9 per 100,000), Scotland (9.7 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (10.5 per 100,000) and Wales (6.6 per 100,000).
o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 47.
o Eight new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days.

 Virology
o 30 (3.5%) of the 864 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 47 (2 A(H3), 5 A subtype not known and 23 B). The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds, increased for rhinovirus, parainfluenza and adenovirus, and remained stable for hMPV.
o Three influenza A and one influenza B positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 47.

 RSV activity continues to increase. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

 Disease severity and mortality
o Four new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1)pdm09, two A(subtype not known) and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 47.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 47 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 47, 67.9% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 43.8%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 34.1%.
o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

 International situation
o During week 46 2012, there is currently little evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe – much of the clinical activity with influenza-like illness will be due to other respiratory pathogens.
o Countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region report increasing detections of influenza viruses, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates or announced the beginning of their season.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o WHO has reported further new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to six. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137212115
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old December 1st, 2012, 12:17 AM
gsgs's Avatar
gsgs gsgs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: germany
Posts: 10,380
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

weekly provisional deaths are up since some weeks, though.


Summary
Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low
------------
The proportion of samples positive increased for RSV, increased for rhinovirus,
parainfluenza and adenovirus, and remained stable for hMPV.
------------
RSV activity continues to increase
------------
No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 47
across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.
------------------
Up to week 47, 67.9% of people in England aged 65 years had vax
------------------
__________________
I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
my current links: http://bit.ly/hFI7H ILI-charts: http://bit.ly/CcRgT
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old December 7th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
6 December 2012 – Week 49
GP consultation rates and indicators of influenza activity remain low.
 Weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 48 (ending 02 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (9.5 per 100,000), Scotland (8.1 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (12.1 per 100,000) and Wales (4.7 per 100,000).
o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 48.
o Eight new acute respiratory disease outbreaks from schools have been reported in the past seven days.

 Virology
o 30 (3.2%) of the 934 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 48 (6 A(H3), 5 A(H1N1)pdm09, 1 A subtype not known and 18 B). The proportion of samples positive continued to increase for RSV, particularly in the under five year olds; decreased for rhinovirus and adenovirus, and remained low for parainfluenza and hMPV.
o One influenza A and four influenza B positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 48.
 RSV activity continues to increase. Monoclonal antibodies (Palivizumub) are indicated for the prevention of RSV in at-risk children. For further information please see the relevant chapter in the Department of Health Immunisation handbook.

 Disease severity and mortality
o Three new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (two A(subtype not known) and one B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 48.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 47 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 48, 69.6% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 45.7%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 35.4%.
o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

 International situation
o During week 47 2012, although the proportion of positive sentinel specimens has increased slightly since the early weeks of the season, there is currently little evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe - much of the clinical influenza activity is probably due to other respiratory pathogens including RSV.
o Countries of the Northern Hemisphere temperate region report increasing detections of influenza viruses, however none have crossed their seasonal threshold for ILI/ARI consultation rates.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o WHO has reported further new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus from Jordan. This brings the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported globally to nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137280278
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old December 13th, 2012, 06:56 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
13 December 2012 – Week 50 report (up to week 49 data)
Increases have been seen for several indicators of influenza activity in the 5-14 age group, in particular GP consultations and school respiratory outbreaks. Overall GP consultation rates and other indicators remain low.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates remain low but are increasing in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 49 (ending 09 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate was low in England (14.3 per 100,000 with the highest rate in 5-14 year olds of 31.2 per 100,000), Scotland (11.2 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (15.1 per 100,000) and Wales (6.6 per 100,000).
o The weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) were below the early warning thresholds for influenza in week 49.
o 16 new acute respiratory disease outbreaks from schools have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the five with a virological result avaiable, three were confirmed as influenza B.

 Virology
o 45 (4.8%) of the 942 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 49 (5 A(H3), 4 A subtype not known and 36 B). The influenza B positivity in 5-14 year olds was 21.1%. The proportion of samples positive remained stable for RSV, rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza and hMPV.
o Six influenza A(H3) and three influenza B positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 49, giving an overall positivity of 34.6%.

 Disease severity and mortality
o Six new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (two A(H1N1pdm09), two A(subtype not known) and two B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 49. Eleven new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (seven due to influenza B) have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 49 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 49, 70.8% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 47.2%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 36.5%.
o Provisional data from the first monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 28.4% were vaccinated by 31 October 2012.

 International situation
o During week 48 2012, the proportion of positive sentinel specimens has increased since the early weeks of the season but there is still currently little evidence of sustained influenza virus transmission in Europe.
o Many countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region, especially in North America, reported increasing influenza virus detections. Canada and the United States of America (USA) crossed their seasonal threshold but activity was highest in the southern part of the USA.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o Following on from the new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus from Jordan reported by WHO last week, the total number of global laboratory confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137383587
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old December 20th, 2012, 06:01 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
20 December 2012 – Week 51 report (up to week 50 data)

Increases have been seen for several indicators of influenza activity in the 5-14 age group, in particular GP consultations and school respiratory outbreaks. Overall GP consultation rates and other influenza indicators are increasing. A letter has now been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates increased in England and Wales and remained stable in Scotland and Northern Ireland. o In week 50 (ending 16 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate increased in England (23.4 per 100,000 with the highest rate in 5-14 year olds of 46.9 per 100,000) and Wales (9.7 per 100,000) and remained stable in Scotland (11.8 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (15.0 per 100,000).
o In week 50 2012, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu increased and the proportion for fever (5-14 yrs) is now just above the influenza threshold of 11.7%.
o 45 acute respiratory disease outbreaks (43 in schools and two in care homes) have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the six with a virological result available, four were confirmed as influenza B, one was influenza A(H3) and one was influenza B/A (unsubtyped).

 Virology
o 106 (11.3%) of the 937 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 50 (24 A(H3), 5 A subtype not known and 76 B). The influenza B positivity in 5-14 year olds was 36.5%. The proportion of samples positive decreased for RSV and rhinovirus and remained stable for adenovirus, parainfluenza and hMPV.
o Fourteen influenza B, four influenza A(H3) and two influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 50, giving an overall positivity of 39.2%.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (one A(H1N1pdm09), six A(subtype not known) and five B) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK in week 50. 15 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases (12 due to influenza B) have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England.
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 50 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 50, 71.7% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 48.3%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.6%.
o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 40.8% were vaccinated by 30 November 2012.

 International situation
o During week 49 2012, based on reports of spread and the increasing proportion of specimens testing positive for influenza virus, the season of influenza transmission appears to have started in Europe.
o Many countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region, especially in North America, reported increasing influenza virus detections. Canada and the United States of America (USA) crossed their seasonal threshold but activity was highest in the southern part of the USA.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
...
In week 50, 12 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (six A unknown subtype, five
B and one A(H1N1)pdm09) were reported across the UK (150/163 Trusts in England) through the USISS
mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 51 admissions (25 B, ten A(H3N2), ten A unknown
subtype and six A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Three confirmed influenza deaths
have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU since week 40 (Figure 12).
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137463806
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old December 29th, 2012, 09:14 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
27 December 2012 – Week 52 report (up to week 51 data)

Increases continue to be seen for several indicators of influenza activity. A letter has now been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK.
o In week 51 (ending 23 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate increased in England (27.4 per 100,000), Wales (18.9 per 100,000) Scotland (19.7 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (25.5 per 100,000).
o In week 51 2012, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu reached the influenza threshold of 1.6% and the proportion for fever (5-14 yrs) remained above the influenza threshold of 11.7%.
o 38 acute respiratory disease outbreaks (36 in schools and two in hospitals) have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the ten with a virological result available, eight were confirmed as influenza B, one was influenza A(unsubtyped) and one was RSV.

 Virology
o 137 (16.6%) of the 823 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 51 (116 B, 10 A(H3), 8 A subtype not known and 3 A(H1N1)pdm09). The influenza B positivity in 5-14 year olds was 50.0%. The proportion of samples positive decreased for RSV and remained stable for rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza and hMPV.
o Two influenza B and one influenza A(H3) positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 51.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 21 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (eight B, five A(H3N2), five A(subtype not known) and three A(H1N1)pdm09) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (128 Trusts in England) in week 51. 26 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (18 Trusts).
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 50 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 50, 71.7% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 48.3%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.6%.
o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 40.8% were vaccinated by 30 November 2012.

 International situation
o During week 50 2012, influenza activity is evident in some European countries based on the increasing proportion of positive specimens and sporadic spread over the last three weeks, but the circulation of influenza viruses is not generalised in the community.
o Many countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region are now reporting elevated detections of influenza, particularly in North America.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137526196
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:25 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
3 January 2013 – Week 1 report (up to week 52 data)

Increases continue to be seen for several indicators of influenza activity. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.
Due to bank holidays in week 52 (ending 30 December 2012), GP surgeries were only open for three days which will have impacted on GP consultation rates – data should be interpreted with caution.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK
o In week 52 (ending 30 December 2012), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate increased in England (32.7 per 100,000) Scotland (37.1 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (43.7 per 100,000) and decreased in Wales (3.4 per 100,000).
o In week 52 2012, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu increased and the proportion for fever (5-14 yrs) decreased slightly but both remained above their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 12 acute respiratory disease outbreaks (seven in care homes, three in schools and two in hospitals) have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the three with a virological result available, one was confirmed as influenza B, one was influenza A(unsubtyped) and one was RSV.

 Virology
o 138 (16.6%) of the 684 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 52 (110 B, 14 A subtype not known, 8 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 6 A(H3)).
o The proportion of samples positive increased slightly for RSV and hMPV, decreased for rhinovirus and remained stable for adenovirus and parainfluenza.
o Five influenza B positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 52.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 40 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (21 B, 11 A(subtype not known), seven A(H3N2), and one A(H1N1)pdm09) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (137 Trusts in England) in week 52. 63 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (24 Trusts).
o No excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in week 50 across the UK as calculated with the EuroMOMO algorithm.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 50, 71.7% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 48.3%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.6%.
o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 40.8% were vaccinated by 30 November 2012.

 International situation
o During week 51 2012, despite surveillance limitations over the holiday period, there are clear indications that influenza transmission continues to rise in Europe, although the impact and characteristics of the epidemics are yet to be determined.
o Many countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region are now reporting elevated detections of influenza, particularly in North America.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
...
In week 52, 40 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (21 B, 11 A unknown
subtype, seven A(H3N2) and one A(H1N1)pdm09) were reported across the UK (137/163 Trusts in England)
through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). Five new confirmed influenza deaths were
reported in week 52 2012. A total of 115 admissions (46 B, 35 A unknown subtype, 19 A(H3N2) and 15
A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Nine confirmed influenza deaths have been
reported across the UK in ICU/HDU since week 40 (Figure 12).

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137586205
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old January 10th, 2013, 05:59 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
10 January 2013 – Week 2 report (up to week 1 data)
Indicators of influenza activity across England remain at similar levels to those reported in the previous week. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.
Due to bank holidays in week 1 (ending 6 January 2013), GP surgeries were only open for four days which will have impacted on GP consultation rates – data should be interpreted with caution.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 1 (ending 6 January 2013), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate decreased slightly in England (29.2 per 100,000) and increased in Wales (33.0 per 100,000), Scotland (46.3 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (87.0 per 100,000).
o In week 1 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu decreased slightly but remains above the influenza threshold of 1.6%. The weekly proportion of calls for fever (5-14 yrs) decreased below the influenza threshold of 11.7%.
o 14 acute respiratory disease outbreaks (12 in care homes, and two in schools) have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the three with a virological result available, two were confirmed as influenza B and one was confirmed as influenza A(H3).

 Virology
o 242 (23.2%) of the 684 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 1 (175 B, 38 A(H3), 24 A subtype not known and 5 A(H1N1)pdm09).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) decreased slightly for RSV and remained stable for hMPV, rhinovirus, adenovirus and parainfluenza.
o 32 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 1 (26 B, 4 A(H3) and 2 A(H1N1)pdm09).

 Disease severity and mortality
o 51 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (23 B, 16 A(subtype not known), nine A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (142 Trusts in England) in week 1. 65 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (28 Trusts).
o In week 1 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in England, an excess was seen in Scotland and no excess was seen in Wales and Northern Ireland.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 1, 72.5% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 49.7%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.4%.
o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 40.8% were vaccinated by 30 November 2012.

 International situation
o During week 52 2012, despite surveillance limitations over the holiday period, influenza activity continues to rise in a number of European countries, especially in Western Europe.
o Influenza activity appears to have continued to rise in most countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
...
-In week 1, 52 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (23 B, 16 A unknown subtype,
nine A(H1N1)pdm09, and four A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (142/163 Trusts in England) through
the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). Five new confirmed influenza deaths were reported
in week 1 2013. A total of 189 admissions (81 B, 50 A unknown subtype, 32 A(H3N2) and 26
A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Twenty confirmed influenza deaths (seven B, six
A(H3N2), four A(H1N1)pdm09 and three A unknown subtype) have been reported across the UK in
ICU/HDU since week 40

...
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old January 17th, 2013, 12:54 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
17 January 2013 – Week 3 report (up to week 2 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England have decreased compared to the previous week. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 2 (ending 13 January 2013), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate decreased slightly in England (24.8 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (72.4 per 100,000), increased in Scotland (52.22 per 100,000) and remained stable in Wales (26.1 per 100,000).
o In week 2 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu decreased below the influenza threshold of 1.6%. The weekly proportion of calls for fever (5-14 yrs) decreased and remained below the influenza threshold of 11.7%.
o Three acute respiratory disease outbreaks in care homes have been reported in the past seven days. Out of the two with a virological result available, two were confirmed as influenza A unsubtyped.

 Virology
o 144 (17.1%) of the 843 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 2 (91 B, 22 A(H3), 16 A subtype not known and 15 A(H1N1)pdm09).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) increased for rhinovirus, decreased for RSV and hMPV and remained stable for adenovirus and parainfluenza.
o 25 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 2 (18 B and 7 A(H3)).

 Disease severity and mortality
o 44 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (24 B, 9 A(subtype not known), seven A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (134 Trusts in England) in week 2. 61 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (26 Trusts).
o In week 2 2013, no excess all-cause mortality was seen by age group or region in England, an excess was seen in Scotland and no excess was seen in Wales and Northern Ireland.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 2, 72.8% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 50.1%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.6%.
o Provisional data from the second monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 40.8% were vaccinated by 30 November 2012.

 International situation
o During week 1 2013, influenza activity increased substantially in a number of European countries, especially in north-western Europe.
o Influenza activity appears to have continued to rise or remain high in most countries of the northern hemisphere temperate region.
o In the United States of America influenza activity remained elevated but may be decreasing in some areas.
o The virological pattern being identified in Europe is different from that being reported so far from North America.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
...
In week 2, 44 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (24 B, nine A unknown
subtype, seven A(H1N1)pdm09, and four A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (134/163 Trusts in England)
through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). Four new confirmed influenza deaths were
reported in week 2 2013. A total of 254 admissions (109 B, 61 A unknown subtype, 50 A(H3N2) and 34
A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Twenty-eight confirmed influenza deaths (nine B,
nine A(H3N2), five A(H1N1)pdm09 and five A unknown subtype) have been reported across the UK in
ICU/HDU since week 40 (Figure 12).

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137745086
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 24th, 2013, 10:00 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
24 January 2013 – Week 4 report (up to week 3 data)
Indicators of influenza activity across England have decreased compared to the previous week but hospitalisations continue to be reported. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 3 (ending 20 January 2013), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate decreased in England (13.6 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (53.7 per 100,000), Scotland (33.8 per 100,000) and Wales (11.2 per 100,000).
o In week 3 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu remained stable below the influenza threshold of 1.6%. The weekly proportion of calls for fever (5-14 yrs) increased slightly but remained below the influenza threshold of 11.7%.
o Three acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days (two in primary schools and one in a hospital). One had a virological result available (influenza A(H3)).

 Virology
o 90 (12.7%) of the 709 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 3 (48 B, 16 A(H3), 20 A subtype not known and 6 A(H1N1)pdm09).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) increased for rhinovirus and remained stable for RSV, hMPV, adenovirus and parainfluenza.
o 7 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 3 (5 B, 1 A(H3) and 1 A(H1N1)pdm09), giving a positivity of 44%.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 50 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (28 B, 13 A(subtype not known), five A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (141 Trusts in England) in week 3. 57 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (27 Trusts).
o In week 3 2013, excess all-cause mortality was seen in 65+ year olds in England and no excess was seen in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 3, 72.9% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 50.2%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.9% in England.
o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 44.0% were vaccinated by 31 December 2012 in England.

 International situation
o During week 2 2013, influenza activity continued to increase across Europe, with reports of severe cases from a number of countries.
o Influenza activity in North America remains high with many countries in Europe and temperate Asia reporting increasing influenza activity. In the United States of America influenza activity remained elevated but decreased in some areas.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.

 Novel coronavirus 2012
o The total number of global laboratory confirmed human cases of novel coronavirus 2012 reported to WHO currently stands at nine. In the UK there has been one confirmed imported case to date and the public health response around this case has been published here. Information on management and guidance of possible cases is available on the HPA website.
...
-In week 3, 50 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (28 B, 13 A unknown subtype,
five A(H1N1)pdm09, and four A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (141/163 Trusts in England) through
the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). Five new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 3 2013. A total of 311 admissions (141 B, 78 A unknown subtype, 50 A(H3N2) and 42 A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Thirty-five confirmed influenza deaths (14 B, nine A(H3N2), seven A unknown subtype and five A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU since week 40
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137828898
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old January 31st, 2013, 04:02 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
31 January 2013 – Week 5 report (up to week 4 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England have remained stable compared to the previous week but outbreaks and hospitalisations continue to be reported. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.
 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 4 (ending 27 January 2013), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate decreased in England (11.1 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (47.9 per 100,000), increased slightly in Scotland (40.5 per 100,000) and remained stable in Wales (10.5 per 100,000).
o In week 4 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 19 acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. Four had a virological result available (three influenza A(unsubtyped) and one B).
 Virology
o 141 (16.3%) of the 867 respiratory specimens reported to DataMart (England) tested positive for influenza in week 4 (76 B, 25 A(H3), 33 A subtype not known and 7 A(H1N1)pdm09).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) decreased slightly for RSV and remained stable for rhinovirus, hMPV, adenovirus and parainfluenza.
o 8 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 4 (4 B and 4 A(H3)), giving a positivity of 22%.
 Disease severity and mortality
o 38 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (21 B, 15 A(subtype not known), six A(H1N1)pdm09 and four A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (145 Trusts in England) in week 4. 75 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (26 Trusts).
o In week 4 2013, excess all-cause mortality was seen in 65+ year olds in England and no excess was seen in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 4, 73.2% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 50.8%.
o Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.7% in England.
o Provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 44.0% were vaccinated by 31 December 2012 in England.
 International situation
o During week 3 2013, influenza activity remains high and is increasing in many European countries, although transmission may have peaked in some countries, mostly in Western Europe.
o Influenza activity in North America remains high with many countries in Europe and temperate Asia reporting increasing influenza activity. In the United States of America, influenza activity remained elevated but decreased in some areas.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.
...
-In week 4, 38 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (21 B, 15 A unknown subtype,
six A(H1N1)pdm09, and four A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (145/163 Trusts in England) through the
USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). One new confirmed influenza death was reported in
week 4 2013. A total of 361 admissions (164 B, 89 A unknown subtype, 57 A(H3N2) and 51
A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Thirty-six confirmed influenza deaths (14 B, nine
A(H3N2), eight A unknown subtype and five A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU
since week 40 (Figure 12).

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317137933772
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old February 7th, 2013, 05:25 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
07 February 2013 – Week 6 report (up to week 5 data)

While some indicators of influenza activity across England have remained stable compared to the previous week, some indicators have slightly increased and outbreaks and hospitalisations continue to be reported.
A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.
 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 5 (ending 3 February 2013), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate remained stable in England (12.7 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (48.4 per 100,000) and increased in Wales (19.9 per 100,000) and Scotland (44.2 per 100,000).
o In week 5 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 28 acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days compared to 18 the previous week. Eleven had a virological result available (four influenza A(unsubtyped), four B, two A(H3) and one A(H1N1)pdm09).

 Virology
o 218 influenza positive detections (97 B, 66 A subtype not known, 38 A(H3) and 17 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 23.2% compared to 19.2% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) increased for rhinovirus and remained stable for RSV, hMPV, adenovirus and parainfluenza.
o 42 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 5 (18 B, 17 A(H3) and 7 A(H1N1)pdm09), giving a positivity of 42% compared to 44% in week 4.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 36 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (14 A(subtype not known), 12 B, five A(H1N1)pdm09 and five A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (137 Trusts in England) in week 5. 78 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (26 Trusts).
o In week 5 2013, overall excess all-cause mortality was seen in Northern Ireland and none was seen in England, Scotland and Wales. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 4, 73.2% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 50.8%. Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.7%.
o A mid-season analysis assessing the effectiveness of the trivalent influenza vaccine in the UK in this season (2012/13) has been published in Eurosurveillance. An overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness of 51% (95% confidence interval 27% - 68%) was reached against all laboratory-confirmed influenza in primary care, which is within the expected range of effectiveness of a trivalent influenza vaccine.

 International situation
o During week 4 2013, influenza activity continued to rise across Europe, although the epidemic may have passed its peak in some north-western countries.
o Influenza activity in North America remains high regionally, though nationally most indicators of transmission have begun to decrease.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.
...
-In week 5, 36 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (14 A unknown subtype, 12 B,
five A(H1N1)pdm09, and five A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (137/163 Trusts in England) through the
USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). Two new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in
week 5 2013. A total of 403 admissions (178 B, 103 A unknown subtype, 65 A(H3N2) and 57
A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Forty confirmed influenza deaths (15 B, 10
A(H3N2), nine A unknown subtype and six A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU
since week 40 (Figure 12).

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138019053
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old February 7th, 2013, 11:09 PM
gsgs's Avatar
gsgs gsgs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: germany
Posts: 10,380
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

this is interesting ... will the B-wave that they had,
with peak in week 52,
protect them now against A, which is peaking in the
neighbor countries ?
Or will they get another A-peak ?
Attached Images
File Type: png ukw4.PNG (41.8 KB, 29 views)
__________________
I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
my current links: http://bit.ly/hFI7H ILI-charts: http://bit.ly/CcRgT
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old February 14th, 2013, 04:08 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
14 February 2013 – Week 7 report (up to week 6 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England have either remained stable or decreased compared to the previous week. Outbreaks and hospitalisations continue to be reported. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 6 (ending 10 February 2013), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate remained stable in England (14.5 per 100,000), increased in Northern Ireland (61.4 per 100,000) and decreased slightly in Wales (16.1 per 100,000) and Scotland (41.6 per 100,000).
o In week 6 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 22 acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. Seven had a virological result available (three B, three influenza A(unsubtyped) and one A(H3)).

 Virology
o 200 influenza positive detections (81 B, 52 A(H3), 47 A subtype not known and 20 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 20.9% compared to 25.2% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) increased slightly for hMPV and parainfluenza and remained stable for RSV, adenovirus and rhinovirus.
o 17 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 6 (7 B, 5 A(H3) and 5 A(H1N1)pdm09), giving a positivity of 47% compared to 50% in week 5.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 34 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (15 B, 13 A(subtype not known), four A(H3N2) and two A(H1N1)pdm09 were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (133 Trusts in England) in week 6. 57 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (25 Trusts).
o In week 6 2013, no overall excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 4, 73.2% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 50.8%. Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.7%.

 Novel Coronavirus
o In the past seven days, two cases of novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in UK residents in the UK. The first case had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan. The second case is a family member and was in close personal contact with the first case, with no recent travel history. While it is understood the second case had an existing medical condition that may make them more susceptible to respiratory infections, this suggests person-to-person transmission has occurred and that it occurred in the UK. Close contacts are being identified and followed up.
o These latest two cases bring the total number of confirmed cases globally to 11.

 International situation
o During week 5 2013, influenza activity continued to rise across Europe. In a few countries the epidemics seemed to have passed their peaks, although some countries experienced a resurgence of ILI rates.
o Influenza activity in North America remains high, although it has decreased in most areas in the United States.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.
...
-In week 6, 34 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (15 B, 13 A unknown subtype,
four A(H3N2) and two A(H1N1)pdm09) were reported across the UK (133/163 Trusts in England) through
the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). Two new confirmed influenza deaths were reported
in week 6 2013. A total of 450 admissions (196 B, 117 A unknown subtype, 75 A(H3N2) and 62
A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Forty-seven confirmed influenza deaths (15 B, 15
A(H3N2), 10 A unknown subtype and seven A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported across the UK in
ICU/HDU since week 40 (Figure 12).

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138102506
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old February 21st, 2013, 04:38 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
20 February 2013 – Week 8 report (up to week 7 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England continue to show influenza is circulating. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 7 (ending 17 February 2013), the weekly primary care ILI consultation rate increased slightly in England (22.3 per 100,000), decreased slightly in Northern Ireland (58.4 per 100,000) and remained stable in Wales (13.6 per 100,000) and Scotland (39.9 per 100,000).
o In week 7 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o Ten acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. Eight had a virological result available (two B and six influenza A(unsubtyped)).
 Virology
o 226 influenza positive detections (81 B, 70 A(H3), 55 A subtype not known and 20 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 19.6% compared to 21.9% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) remained stable for hMPV, parainfluenza, RSV, adenovirus and rhinovirus.
o 8 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 7 (5 B, 2 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 1 A(H3)), a positivity of 47.1%.
 Disease severity and mortality
o 55 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (20 A(subtype not known), 15 B, 12 A(H1N1)pdm09, 8 A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (142 Trusts in England) in week 7. 84 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (24 Trusts).
o In week 7 2013, no overall excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.
 Influenza vaccination
o Up to week 4, 73.2% of people in England aged 65 years and over had received the 2012/13 influenza vaccine (provisional data). For those in a clinical risk group aged under 65 years, provisional uptake was 50.8%. Amongst pregnant women, the provisional uptake was 39.7%.
o Provisional data from the final fourth monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 45.9% were vaccinated by 31 January 2013 from 97.0% of Trusts (including PCTs).
o WHO have published the recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2013/14 northern hemisphere influenza season.
 Novel Coronavirus
o In the past ten days, three cases of novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in UK residents in the UK. The first case had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan. The two further cases are family members in contact with the first case, with no recent travel history. Close contacts are being identified and followed up and no further secondary cases have been identified to date.
o These latest three cases bring the total number of confirmed cases globally to 12.
 International situation
o During week 6 2013, influenza activity continued to be substantial across Europe despite having peaked in a few countries in earlier weeks.
o Influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is decreasing in most areas.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.
...
-In week 7, 55 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (20 A unknown subtype, 15 B,
12 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 8 A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (142/163 Trusts in England) through the
USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). Eight new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in
week 7 2013. A total of 517 admissions (213 B, 139 A unknown subtype, 86 A(H3N2) and 79
A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Fifty-seven confirmed influenza deaths (21 B, 18
A(H3N2), 10 A unknown subtype and eight A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU
since week 40
(Figure 12).
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138177675
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old February 28th, 2013, 04:22 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
28 February 2013 – Week 9 report (up to week 8 data)

Summary

Indicators of influenza activity across England continue to show influenza is circulating: influenza B positivity is decreasing while influenza A(H3) positivity is increasing. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 8 (ending 24 February 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations decreased in England (15.3 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (43.7 per 100,000), Scotland (25.2 per 100,000) and Wales (11.2 per 100,000).
o In week 8 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 26 acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. 13 had a virological result available (10 influenza A (unsubtyped), one influenza A(H3), one influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and one rhinovirus).

 Virology
o 230 influenza positive detections (95 A(H3), 59 B, 52 A subtype not known and 24 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 22.7% compared to 21.3% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) increased slightly for hMPV and remained stable for parainfluenza, RSV, adenovirus and rhinovirus.
o 8 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 8 (8 B), a positivity of 40.0%.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 37 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (14 A(subtype not known), 11 A(H1N1)pdm09, 7 B, and 5 A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (141 Trusts in England) in week 8. 61 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (27 Trusts).
o In week 8 2013, no overall excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 Influenza vaccination
Influenza vaccination
o Provisional data from the final fourth monthly collection of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake show 73.4% of people aged 65 years and over, 51.3% of those aged under 65 years in a clinical risk group and 40.3% of pregnant women were vaccinated by 31 January 2013 from 99.3% of GP practices.
o Provisional data from the final fourth monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 45.9% were vaccinated by 31 January 2013 from 97.0% of Trusts (including PCTs).
o WHO have published the recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2013/14 northern hemisphere influenza season.

 Novel Coronavirus
o In February 2013, three cases of novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in UK residents in the UK. The first case had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan. The two further cases are family members in contact with the first case, with no recent travel history. Close contacts are being identified and followed up and no further secondary cases have been identified to date.
o These most recent three cases bring the total number of confirmed cases globally to 13.

 International situation
o During week 7 2013, influenza activity remained substantial across Europe but an increasing number of countries are reporting indications of declining transmission.
o Influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is decreasing in most areas.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.
...
-In week 8, 37 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (14 A unknown subtype, 11
A(H1N1)pdm09, seven B and five A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (141/163 Trusts in England)
through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 566 admissions (224 B, 155 A
unknown subtype, 95 A(H3N2) and 92 A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Five new
confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 8 2013. Sixty-six confirmed influenza deaths (24 B, 20
A(H3N2), 11 A unknown subtype and 11 A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU
since week 40

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138251116
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old March 7th, 2013, 04:06 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

Summary
HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
7 March 2013 – Week 10 report (up to week 9 data)
Indicators of influenza activity across England continue to show influenza is circulating, although the proportion of samples positive for influenza is decreasing. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 9 (ending 3 March 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained stable in England (15.1 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (44.8 per 100,000), Scotland (25.4 per 100,000) and Wales (9.6 per 100,000).
o In week 9 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 30 acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. 17 had a virological result available (14 influenza A (unsubtyped), one influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, one RSV and one seasonal coronavirus).

 Virology
o 183 influenza positive detections (76 A(H3), 49 A subtype not known, 41 B and 17 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 18.2% compared to 24.0% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) increased slightly for adenovirus and remained stable for parainfluenza, RSV, hMPV and rhinovirus.
o 19 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 9 (12 A(H3), 6 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 1 B), giving a positivity of 28.8% compared to 49.4% in week 8.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 48 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (16 A(subtype not known), 13 B, 11 A(H1N1)pdm09, and 8 A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (141 Trusts in England) in week 9. 56 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (25 Trusts).
o In week 9 2013, no overall excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 Influenza vaccination
o Provisional data from the final fourth monthly collection of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake show 73.4% of people aged 65 years and over, 51.3% of those aged under 65 years in a clinical risk group and 40.3% of pregnant women were vaccinated by 31 January 2013 from 99.3% of GP practices.
o Provisional data from the final fourth monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 45.9% were vaccinated by 31 January 2013 from 97.0% of Trusts (including PCTs).
o WHO have published the recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2013/14 northern hemisphere influenza season.

 Novel Coronavirus
o In February 2013, three cases of novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in UK residents in the UK. The first case had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan. The two further cases are family members in contact with the first case, with no recent travel history. Close contacts are being identified and followed up and no further secondary cases have been identified to date.
o These three cases, along with a new case reported in Saudi Arabia, brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 14.

 International situation
o During week 8 2013, influenza activity remained substantial across Europe but an increasing number of countries are reporting indications of declining transmission.
o Influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is continuing to decrease in most areas.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.
...
-In week 9, 48 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (16 A unknown subtype, 13 B,
11 A(H1N1)pdm09 and eight A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (141/163 Trusts in England) through the
USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 640 admissions (250 B, 174 A unknown
subtype, 109 A(H3N2) and 107 A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Seven new
confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 9 2013. Eighty confirmed influenza deaths (29 B, 23
A(H3N2), 13 A unknown subtype and 15 A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU
since week 40 (Figure 12).

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138315061
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old March 14th, 2013, 05:17 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
14 March 2013 – Week 11 report (up to week 10 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England continue to show influenza is circulating. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 10 (ending 10 March 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained stable in England (16.4 per 100,000), Northern Ireland (46.3 per 100,000) and Scotland (23.9 per 100,000) and increased in Wales (18.1 per 100,000).
o In week 10 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 35 acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. Eighteen had a virological result available (15 influenza A (unsubtyped) and three A(H3)).

 Virology
o 186 influenza positive detections (66 A(H3), 45 B, 41 A subtype not known and 34 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 18.2% compared to 20.9% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) remained stable for adenovirus, parainfluenza, RSV, hMPV and rhinovirus.
o 21 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 10 (12 A(H3), 5 B and 4 A(H1N1)pdm09), giving a positivity of 46.7% compared to 37.3% in week 9.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 46 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (16 A(subtype not known), 11 A(H1N1)pdm09, 10 B and 9 A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (143 Trusts in England) in week 10. 77 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (26 Trusts).
o In week 10 2013, no overall excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 Influenza vaccination
o Provisional data from the final fourth monthly collection of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake show 73.4% of people aged 65 years and over, 51.3% of those aged under 65 years in a clinical risk group and 40.3% of pregnant women were vaccinated by 31 January 2013 from 99.3% of GP practices.
o Provisional data from the final fourth monthly collection of influenza vaccine uptake by frontline healthcare workers show 45.9% were vaccinated by 31 January 2013 from 97.0% of Trusts (including PCTs).
o WHO have published the recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2013/14 northern hemisphere influenza season.

 International situation
o During week 9 2013, influenza activity remained substantial across Europe but an increasing number of countries are reporting indications of declining transmission.
o Influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is continuing to decrease in most areas.
o The patterns of influenza virus co-circulation being identified in Europe are different from that being reported by North America.
...
-In week 10, 46 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (16 A unknown subtype, 11
A(H1N1)pdm09, 10 B and nine A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (143/163 Trusts in England) through
the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 694 admissions (264 B, 193 A unknown
subtype, 119 A(H3N2) and 118 A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Two new
confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 10 2013. Eighty-four confirmed influenza deaths (30 B, 26
A(H3N2), 16 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 12 A unknown subtype) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU
since week 40 (Figure 12).

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138393150
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old March 21st, 2013, 05:31 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: UK: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
21 March 2013 – Week 12 report (up to week 11 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England continue to show influenza is circulating. Influenza B positivity continues to decrease but influenza A positivity remains elevated. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.

 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 11 (ending 17 March 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations decreased in England (11.2 per 100,000) and Scotland (18.6 per 100,000), increased in Wales (18.8 per 100,000) and remained stable in Northern Ireland (44.7 per 100,000).
o In week 11 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 20 new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. Eight had a virological result available (six influenza A (unsubtyped), one B and one A(H1N1)pdm09).

 Virology
o 188 influenza positive detections 89 A(H3), 41 A subtype not known, 33 B and 25 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 20.9% compared to 18.9% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) remained stable for adenovirus, parainfluenza, RSV, hMPV and rhinovirus.
o 21 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 11 (10 A(H3), 7 B and 4 A(H1N1)pdm09), giving a positivity of 36.2% compared to 46.6% in week 10.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 39 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (14 A(H1N1)pdm09, 13 A(subtype not known), seven B and five A(H3N2) were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (130 Trusts in England) in week 11. 49 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (24 Trusts).
o In week 11 2013, no overall excess all-cause mortality was seen across the UK through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 International situation
o During week 9 2013, influenza activity remained substantial across Europe but an increasing number of countries are reporting indications of declining transmission.
o Influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is continuing to decrease in most areas.
o Low levels of influenza activity were reported across the tropical regions of the world and activity in countries of the southern hemisphere remains at inter-seasonal levels.

 In February 2013, three cases of novel coronavirus were diagnosed in UK residents in the UK. The first case had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan. The two further cases were family members in contact with the first case, with no recent travel history. 135 close contacts have been identified and followed up and no further secondary cases have been identified to date. Further information is available in a recent publication in Eurosurveillance.
...
-In week 11, 39 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (14 A(H1N1)pdm09, 13 A
unknown subtype, seven B and five A(H3N2) were reported across the UK (130/163 Trusts in England)
through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 739 admissions (273 B, 207 A
unknown subtype, 132 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 127 A(H3N2)) have been reported since week 40 2012. Two
new confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 11 2013. Eighty-six confirmed influenza deaths (30
B, 26 A(H3N2), 17 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 13 A unknown subtype) have been reported across the UK in
ICU/HDU since week 40 (Figure 12).
...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138449850
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old March 28th, 2013, 04:53 PM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: UK: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

HPA Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
28 March 2013 – Week 13 report (up to week 12 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England are decreasing but continue to show influenza is circulating. A letter has been issued to the NHS that GPs may prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.
Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 12 (ending 24 March 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations remained stable in England (11.6 per 100,000) and Scotland (18.1 per 100,000) and decreased in Wales (14.2 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (32.1 per 100,000).
o In week 12 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 16 new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. 11 had a virological result available (seven influenza A (unsubtyped), two A(H3), one B/A(unsubtyped) and one B).

 Virology
o 188 influenza positive detections (71 A subtype not known, 69 A(H3), 29 B and 19 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 17.2% compared to 20.3% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) remained stable for adenovirus, parainfluenza, RSV, hMPV and rhinovirus.
o 9 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 12 (5 A(H3), 2 B and 2 A(H1N1)pdm09), giving a positivity of 34.6% compared to 36.6% in week 11.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 23 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (nine A(subtype not known), seven A(H3N2), six B and one A(H1N1)pdm09 and were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (130 Trusts in England) in week 12. 54 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (22 Trusts).
o In week 12 2013, excess all-cause mortality was seen in England and Northern Ireland through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 International situation
o During week 11 2013, influenza activity continued to decline across Europe; after more than three months of active transmission, the 2012/13 influenza season is on the wane.
o Influenza activity in North America remains elevated but is continuing to decrease in most areas.
o Low levels of influenza activity were reported across the tropical regions of the world and activity in countries of the southern hemisphere remains at inter-seasonal levels.

 Novel coronavirus
o In February 2013, three cases of novel coronavirus were diagnosed in UK residents in the UK. The first case had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan. The two further cases were family members in contact with the first case, with no recent travel history.
o In this cluster, the index case and one of the family members subsequently died following severe respiratory illness, while the second family member recovered from a mild respiratory illness. 135 close contacts have been identified and followed up and no further PCR confirmed secondary cases have been identified to date. Further information is available in a recent publication in Eurosurveillance.
...
-In week 12, 23 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (nine A unknown subtype,
seven A(H3N2), six B and one A(H1N1)pdm09 and were reported across the UK (130/163 Trusts in
England) through the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 781 admissions (282 B,
226 A unknown subtype, 137 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 136 A(H3N2)) have been reported since week 40 2012.
One new confirmed influenza death was reported in week 12 2013. Ninety confirmed influenza deaths (31 B,
30 A(H3N2), 17 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 12 A unknown subtype) have been reported across the UK in ICU/HDU
since week 40

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138560638
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old April 4th, 2013, 10:26 AM
Ronan Kelly's Avatar
Ronan Kelly Ronan Kelly is online now
Editor, Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 20,109
Default Re: UK: 2012-2013: HPA Weekly National Influenza Reports.

PHE Weekly National Influenza Report
Summary of UK surveillance of influenza and other seasonal respiratory illnesses
4 April 2013 – Week 14 report (up to week 13 data)

Indicators of influenza activity across England are decreasing. GPs may still prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance.
 Overall weekly influenza GP consultation rates across the UK o In week 13 (ending 31 March 2013), overall weekly influenza GP consultations decreased in England (7.7 per 100,000), Scotland (14.2 per 100,000) and Wales (9.5 per 100,000) and increased slightly in Northern Ireland (37.4 per 100,000).
o In week 13 2013, the weekly proportion of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever (5-14yrs) remained below their respective influenza thresholds of 1.6% and 11.7%.
o 10 new acute respiratory disease outbreaks have been reported in the past seven days. Eight had a virological result available (four influenza A (unsubtyped), two A(H3) and two B).

 Virology
o 134 influenza positive detections (54 A(H3), 40 A subtype not known, 25 B and 15 A(H1N1)pdm09) were recorded through the DataMart scheme (overall positivity of 14.9% compared to 19.1% the previous week).
o The proportion of samples positive in DataMart (England) increased slightly for hMPV and remained stable for adenovirus, parainfluenza, RSV and rhinovirus.
o 2 influenza positive detections were recorded through the two English GP-based sentinel schemes in week 13 (2 A(H1N1)pdm09), giving a positivity of 15.4% compared to 28.0% in week 12.

 Disease severity and mortality
o 26 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza (15 A(subtype not known), six A(H3N2), four A(H1N1)pdm09 and one B were reported through the USISS mandatory ICU surveillance scheme across the UK (120 Trusts in England) in week 13. 38 new hospitalised confirmed influenza cases have been reported through the USISS sentinel hospital network across England (23 Trusts).
o In week 13 2013, excess all-cause mortality was seen in England in 65+ year olds through the EuroMOMO algorithm. This data is provisional due to the time delay in death registration.

 International situation
o During week 12 2013, influenza activity in Europe continued to decline or had already returned to baseline levels; after more than three months of active transmission, the 2012/13 influenza season is waning.
o Influenza activity in North America continues to decrease overall.
o Low levels of influenza activity were reported across the tropical regions of the world and activity in countries of the southern hemisphere remains at inter-seasonal levels.
o Nine cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) in China have been reported by ECDC. Three of the cases have died and the remaining six are in a critical condition. To date no epidemiological link between the cases has been identified.
...
-In week 13, 26 new admissions to ICU/HDU with confirmed influenza infection (15 A unknown subtype, six
A(H3N2), four A(H1N1)pdm09 and one B) were reported across the UK (120/163 Trusts in England) through
the USISS mandatory ICU scheme (Figures 12 and 13). A total of 820 admissions (286 B, 245 A unknown
subtype, 145 A(H3N2) and 144 A(H1N1)pdm09) have been reported since week 40 2012. Seven new
confirmed influenza deaths were reported in week 13 2013. Ninety-nine confirmed influenza deaths (33
A(H3N2), 31 B, 22 A(H1N1)pdm09 and 13 A unknown subtype) have been reported across the UK in
ICU/HDU since week 40

...
http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFil.../1317138624419
__________________
Twitter: @RonanKelly13
The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Disclaimers:

The reader is responsible for discerning the validity, factuality or implications of information posted here, be it fictional or based on real events. Moderators on this forum make every effort to review the material posted on this site however, it is not realistically possible for our staff to manually review each post.

The content of posts on this site, including but not limited to links to other web sites, are the expressed opinion of the original authors or posters and are not endorsed by, or representative of the opinions of, the owners or administration of this website. The posts on this website are the opinion of the specific author or poster and should not be construed as statements of advice or factual information.

Not all posts on this website are intended as truthful or factual assertion by their authors. NO posts on this website should be considered factual information on face value alone. Users are encouraged to USE DISCERNMENT and do their own follow up research while reading and posting on this website. FluTrackers.com Inc. reserves the right to make changes to, corrections and/or remove entirely at any time posts made on this website without notice. In addition, FluTrackers.com Inc. disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of a post on this website.

This site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. You should not assume that this site is error-free or that it will be suitable for the particular purpose which you have in mind when using it. In no event shall FluTrackers.com Inc. be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.

Finally, FluTrackers.com Inc. reserves the right to delete, correct, or make changes to any post on this website without notice at any time for any reason.

Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to public health, civil rights, economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science & technology, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 1 paragraph, and in no case more than 50% of the source material provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article. Please remember you are responsible for what you post on the internet and you could be sued by the original copyright holder if you do not honor these rules.

If you are a legal copyright holder or a designated agent for such and you believe a post on this website falls outside the boundaries of "Fair Use" and legitimately infringes on yours or your clients copyright

we may be contacted concerning copyright matters at:

FluTrackers.com Inc.
c/o Sharon Sanders
1676 Hibiscus Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone: 407-745-1513
E-Mail: flutrackers@earthlink.net

In accordance with section 512 of the U.S. Copyright Act our contact information has been registered with the United States Copyright Office. "Safe Harbor" noticing procedures as outlined in the DMCA apply to this website concerning all 3rd party posts published herein.

If notice is given of an alleged copyright violation we will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material(s) in question.

All 3rd party material posted on this website is the copyright of the respective owners / authors. FluTrackers.com Inc. makes no claim of copyright on such material.

For more information please visit: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

Please be aware any communications sent complaining about a post on this website may be posted publicly at the discretion of the administration.

FluTrackers Does Not Provide Any Medical Advice:

FluTrackers, Inc. does not provide medical advice. Information on this web site is collected from various internet resources, and the FluTrackers board of directors makes no warranty to the safety, efficacy, correctness or completeness of the information posted on this site by any author or poster.

The information collated here is for instructional and/or discussion purposes only and is NOT intended to diagnose or treat any disease, illness, or other medical condition. Every individual reader or poster should seek advice from their personal physician/healthcare practitioner before considering or using any interventions that are discussed on this website.

By continuing to access this website you agree to consult your personal physican before using any interventions posted on this website, and you agree to hold harmless FluTrackers.com Inc., the board of directors, the members, and all authors and posters for any effects from use of any medication, supplement, vitamin or other substance, device, intervention, etc. mentioned in posts on this website, or other internet venues referenced in posts on this website.

By using and/or accessing this site, either passively or actively, you are agreeing to all of the above conditions. Also, by using and/or accessing this site, either passively or actively, you agree to conduct all business and legal affairs related to this website in the jurisdiction of Flutrackers.com Inc. which is registered in Central Florida, USA.

These Disclaimers are subject to change at anytime.

Email the Webmaster with questions or comments about this site at flutrackers@earthlink.net


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 AM.


H1N1 Influenza Swine Flu Avian Flu Infectious Diseases. Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Template-Modifications by TMS