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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 42

8 November 2018

Specimen numbers continue to decline. Respiratory virus activity is now at summer levels. Rhinoviruses and a few Coronaviruses are still circulating.

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MDRO Trends

4 September 2018

Changes in MRSA and ESBL rates over the last 5 years

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 35

4 September 2018

Influenza A is having a prolonged season and specimen numbers are still high.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 34

28 August 2018

Influenza A and RSV numbers are steady, at winter levels. Requests for Pertussis (whooping cough) PCR testing remain few and we have not had any positive swabs for the past month.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 32

14 August 2018

Influenza numbers remain high. However, only 29% of samples are positive for Influenza A so most patients would not benefit from Oseltamivir because there a variety of other viruses circulating too.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 18

5 May 2020

We have been testing a steady number of patients but found no cases of Influenza, Rhinovirus, RSV or other respiratory viruses over the past month.

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Waikato Respiratory Virius Report 2020 - Week 16

22 April 2020

SARS-CoV-2 is currently uncommon in the Waikato region.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 13

31 March 2020

SARS-CoV-2 detection in the Waikato is still dominated by travel related outbreaks.

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