Influenza and Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) Summary: Non-influenza virus activity increased this week, but influenza activity remains low.
- ILI presentations to sentinel general practitioners (GPs) and emergency departments (EDs), and influenza notifications and hospital admissions remain low.
- Of the influenza viruses subtyped in the past week, 50% were influenza A/H1N1, but influenza A/H3N2 and influenza B viruses are also circulating.
- Detections of non-influenza respiratory viruses increased this week, particularly respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus, and adenovirus.
- Gastroenteritis presentations to sentinel GPs andEDs decreased this week and are within expected levels.
Varicella and Viral Rashes
- Shingles presentations to sentinel GPs and EDs declined. Chickenpox presentations remain low.
- One possible case of mumps was reported in the previous week, and is under investigation.
- No cases of measles or rubella were notified this week.
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