HPR volume 12 issue 3: news and infection reports (26-27 January) – GOV.UK

Seasonal flu indicators high but stabilising in the UK

Influenza activity in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland appeared to be stabilising during the third week of 2018, according to the PHE’s latest Weekly National Influenza Report [1,2].

In week 3 of 2018, GP consultation rates increased slightly to 54.1 per 100,00 population, (compared with 53.1 the previous week); there were 230 new acute respiratory outbreaks reported (compared with 216 in the previous week); and the rate of influenza-confirmed hospitalisations (based on sentinel surveillance across 22 NHS Trusts in England) was 0.48 per 100,000 population (compared with 0.56 per 100,000 in the previous week). A slideset of charts and tables, illustrating these data trends, is published alongside the weekly report, on the PHE Weekly National Flu Reports webpage [3]

PHE published provisional data from the third monthly collection of influenza vaccine


*Source: HPR volume 12 issue 3: news and infection reports (26-27 January) – GOV.UK


*Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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