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Virus Watch Week Ending 25 April 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 26 April 2015 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Indicators of influenza activity remain relatively steady, at inter-seasonal levels. ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) were steady but presentations and admissions to sentinel Emergency Departments (EDs) increased this week. Routine and sentinel detections of influenza virus remain low, with influenza

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 19 April 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 19 April 2015 Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Some indicators of influenza and non-influenza respiratory virus activity showed signs of increasing activity this week. ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) and admissions to sentinel Emergency Departments (EDs) increased this week. Routine and sentinel detections of influenza virus remain low,

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 12 April 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 12 April 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 and influenza B constituting the

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 5 April 2015

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VirusWAtch 5 April 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 viruses; influenza A/H1N1

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 29 March 2015

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Virus WAtch Week Ending 29 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 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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