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Archive: 2018

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 Hospital Laboratory Analyser Upgrade

24 January 2020

Waikato Hospital Biochemistry and Haematology Laboratories are currently undergoing a major analyser upgrade from January 2020. This is a staged process that is expected to take around three months.

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Clinical Update from Pathlab - Sputum Cytology Specimens

12 November 2019

Sputum Cytology Specimens Nov 2019

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NewWaikato Repiratory Virus Report - Week 40

9 October 2019

We are now in the “summer season”, with very small amounts of Influenza A and RSV still circulating. This will be the last report for 2019.

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