" Report No. 40
Reporting period 2 to 8 October 2010
- Levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) in the community increased through some surveillance systems this reporting period (ASPREN and WA EDs), while others (Flutracking and the National Health Call Centre Network) showed a decrease in ILI. Local, regional and widespread activity was reported within jurisdictions. The number of laboratory confirmed notifications continued to decrease nationally and in all states and territories.
- There were 339 laboratory confirmed notifications of influenza during this reporting period, including 222 pandemic (H1N1) 2009 cases. Notifications of laboratory confirmed influenza were highest in South Australia.
- Results from sentinel laboratory surveillance systems for this reporting period show that 17% of the respiratory tests conducted over this period were positive for influenza, which is the same as the last two reporting periods. In 2010, a total of 1,184 specimens have been positive for influenza."