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Virus WAtch Week Ending 22 March 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 22 March 2015 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza and non-influenza respiratory virus activity remain low and at inter-seasonal levels. ILI presentations to sentinel emergency departments (EDs) and general practitioners (GPs) remain low. Routine and sentinel detections of influenza virus remain low, with influenza A/H3N2 constituting the majority of subtyped

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 15 March 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 15 March 2015 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza and non-influenza respiratory virus activity remain low and at inter-seasonal levels. ILI presentations to sentinel emergency departments (EDs) and general practitioners (GPs) remain low. Routine and sentinel detections of influenza virus remain low, with influenza A/H3N2 constituting the majority of subtyped

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Duodenoscopes Used in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

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Following CRE outbreaks in duodenoscopes in the USA, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have posted the following safety advisory on their website: 16/03/15 – TGA Safety Advisory – Potential issues with devices transmitting infections between patients https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/duodenoscopes-used-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 8 March 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 8 March 2015 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza and non-influenza respiratory virus activity remain low and at inter-seasonal levels. ILI presentations to sentinel emergency departments (EDs) have increased over the past fortnight, but remain low overall. ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) remain low. Routine and sentinel detections

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 1 March 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 1 March 2015 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza and non-influenza respiratory virus activity remain low and at inter-seasonal levels. ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) and emergency departments (EDs) have increased over the past fortnight, but remain low overall. Routine and sentinel detections of influenza virus remain low,

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2015 Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

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The following media release has been published on the TGA Internet site https://www.tga.gov.au/media-release/2015-seasonal-influenza-vaccines The 2015 National Seasonal Influenza Immunisation Program(link is external) will start on 20 April 2015, instead of the usual start date of 15 March. The 2015 Program start date has been put back due to the double strain change from the 2014 influenza vaccine which has

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 22 February 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 22 February 2015 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza and non-influenza respiratory virus activity remain low and at inter-seasonal levels. ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) remain low this week. ILI presentations to sentinel emergency departments (EDs) increased this week. Routine and sentinel detections of influenza virus remain low,

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