Differential age susceptibility to influenza B/Victoria lineage viruses in the 2015 Australian influenza season.

Abstract

Influenza B viruses make up an important part of the burden from seasonal influenza globally. The 2015 season in Australia saw an unusual predominance of influenza B with a distinctive switch during the season from B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage viruses to B/Victoria/2/87 lineage viruses. We also noted significant differences in the age groups infected by the different B lineages, with B/Victoria infecting a younger population than B/Yamagata, that could not be explained by potential prior exposure.

DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.4.30118

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@article{Barr2016DifferentialAS, title={Differential age susceptibility to influenza B/Victoria lineage viruses in the 2015 Australian influenza season.}, author={Ian G. Barr and Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna and Sheena G. Sullivan}, journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin}, year={2016}, volume={21 4} }