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Virus WAtch Week Ending 10 August 2014

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 10 August 2014 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Most indicators of influenza activity increased this week, but this was largely due to an epidemic of influenza A/H3N2 in the West Kimberley region, with relatively steady activity elsewhere. Overall non-influenza respiratory virus activity is declining. Indicators of influenza activity, including notifications,

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 3 August 2014

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 3 August 2014 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: There are early indications that influenza activity may have peaked, but detections remain high. Non-influenza respiratory virus activity is declining. Indicators of influenza activity, including ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs), notifications, proportion of positive laboratory tests for influenza and influenza-associated

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 27 July 2014

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 27 July 2014 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza activity increased this week, with A/H1N1 virus remaining the predominant subtype. Indicators of influenza activity, including ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) and sentinel emergency departments (EDs), proportion of positive laboratory tests for influenza and influenza-associated hospitalisations continued to increase

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Safety Notice Propofol July 2014

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The TGA has released its latest findings and recommendations emphasising the importance of Aseptic Technique when accessing medication vials. Action is required by health professionals who should: be aware that the outer surface of the rubber stopper and the inner surface of injection vial lid or cap are not sterile. ensure proper aseptic technique is strictly

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 20 July 2014

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 20 July 2014 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza activity continued to increase this week, with A/H1N1 virus predominant. Indicators of influenza activity, including ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs), influenza notifications, proportion testing positive and hospitalisations associated with influenza continued to increase this week. ILI activity at sentinel

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Disease WAtch July 2014, Volume 18, Issue 2

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See the full issue http://www.health.wa.gov.au/diseasewatch/vol18_issue2/all.cfm Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection made notifiable Campaign bid to boost varicella vaccination rates Trends in notifications of HIV infection in WA Hot HIV Topics in 2014 Decline in HPV vaccination across three scheduled doses: A tale of two sexes

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 13 July 2014

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Virus WAtch Ending Week of 13 July 2014 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza activity continued to increase this week, with A/H1N1 virus predominant. Indicators of influenza activity, including ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) and emergency departments (EDs), influenza notifications, proportion testing positive and hospitalisations associated with influenza all increased this week.

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 6 July 2014

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 6 July 2014 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Influenza activity continues to increase this week, indicating the influenza season has commenced. All indicators of influenza activity, including ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) and emergency departments (EDs), influenza notifications, laboratory detections and hospitalisations associated with influenza increased this week.

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MERS Coronavirus Situation Update 3 July 2014

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As of 2 July 2014, 826 laboratory-confirmed cases had been reported by the WHO world-wide since the first cases were reported in September 2012.  Two hundred and eighty-seven are known to have died, and the case fatality rate is 35% . All cases have a history of residence in or travel to the Middle East, or contact

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