Peak of Flu Passes

February 7, 2011

Update from Dr John Gallagher:
Influenza activity has peaked for the 2010/2011 influenza season and is now declining. However, activity in 5-14 year olds continues to increase in the community and is mainly associated with influenza B infection rather than influenza A(H1N1 2009). The sentinel GP influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate showed a slight decrease from the rate reported during week 3 2011. Influenza B is now the predominant circulating influenza type in Ireland. The weekly number of hospitalised cases of influenza also decreased. The proportion of influenza–related calls to GP Out-of-Hours services decreased slightly in week 4 2011.

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