FluView- ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 44, 2019

The acute respiratory infection (ARI) cases decreased across the country in week-44, it remains below ARI median of previous three years (Figure 1). The Flu positivity rate has increased for the week (Figure 2). Influenza B/Victoria was most predominant strain circulating and mostly affected age group was between 5-14 years.FluView_week_44_2019

This was posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 By in Report , .

The epidemiological signature of influenza B virus and its B/Victoria and B/Yamagata lineages in the 21st century

We describe the epidemiological characteristics, pattern of circulation, and geographical distribution of influenza B viruses and its lineages using data from the Global Influenza B Study. We included over 1.8 million influenza cases occurred in thirty-one countries during 2000–2018. We calculated the proportion of cases caused by influenza B and its lineages; determined the timing… [Read more]

This was posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 By in Publication , .

FluView- ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 42, 2019

The acute respiratory infection (ARI) cases increased across the country in week-42, however, it is below ARI median of previous three years (Figure 1). The Flu positivity rate has decreased over the week (Figure 2). Influenza B/Victoria was most predominant strain circulating and mostly affected age group was between 5-14 years. FluView_week_42_2019

This was posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 By in Report , .