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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

WHO : Influenza update - 11 March 2011 (update 129)

From WHO, excerpt, its a long report but worth your time to read what's going on in your zone :

" Summary

Overall, the influenza season of the northern hemisphere appears to be peaking or in decline in most areas, though with continuing active circulation particularly in North America and Eastern Europe. Influenza A(H3N2) comprises the largest proportion of influenza detections in North America. Although influenza A(H1N1)2009 has been the most commonly detected virus in Europe and northern Asia influenza type B has been increasing in Europe and is now the more common virus seen in many countries. The large majority of the viruses characterized are closely related to the vaccine strains included in the current seasonal vaccines. A small number of influenza type B of the Yamagata lineage are reported in North America and Europe, making up about 5 to 7% of B viruses detected."

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