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Friday, September 3, 2010

New Zealand : Pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 (swine flu) - Update 205

The latest H1N1 from New Zealand's MOH :

" Overall, national influenza H1N1 activity in the community now appears to be falling. However, there is still regional variation, with some areas experiencing high or increasing influenza activity. In the past week, for instance, there has been a continued increase in presentations of influenza-like illness to primary care in Canterbury.

The number of calls to Healthline is still higher than normal, though the number of calls requiring assessment of influenza-like illness seems to be decreasing.As at midday Thursday, there have been 631 hospitalisations of laboratory-confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1, including 14 people with confirmed H1N1 currently in intensive care.

So far this year, a total of 102 people with confirmed H1N1 have been admitted to intensive care. These figures do not include influenza-like illness among people admitted to hospital without a positive H1N1 laboratory test result."

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