National influenza surveillance 1997.

  title={National influenza surveillance 1997.},
  author={M Curran and A Hampson},
  journal={Communicable diseases intelligence},
  volume={22 5},
  • M Curran, A Hampson
  • Published 1998 in Communicable diseases intelligence
In 1997 information from several sources was combined to detect trends in influenza activity in Australia. Data was included from laboratories, general practitioners and a national employer. Laboratory surveillance documented two consecutive outbreaks, influenza B in July followed by influenza A (H3N2) in August. Some of the influenza A (H3N2) viruses isolated, represented by the A/Sydney/5/97 strain, showed significant antigenic drift from the A/Wuhan/359/95 vaccine strain. Influenza activity… CONTINUE READING

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