Flu in Ireland-Update

January 28, 2011

Update from Dr John Gallagher of Employment Health Advisers (EHA):
During the last week it was reassuring to see that all indicators of influenza activity decreased across Ireland. It does appear at this stage that influenza activity has peaked for the 2010/2011 influenza season and is now declining. The sentinel GP influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates decreased in all age groups, with the exception of 5-14 year olds. Influenza A (H1N1 2009) remains the predominant circulating influenza type in Ireland.. The proportion of influenza B circulating has also increased in week 3. The number of hospitalised cases of influenza decreased in week 3 2011.

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