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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 Respiratory Virus Report 2019 - Week 27

12 July 2019

Both Influenza A and B numbers remain high and we have concurrent Influenza A and B seasonal epidemics.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2019 - Week 26

3 July 2019

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2019 - Week 24

18 June 2019

Influenza A numbers dropped last week, while Influenza B continues to increase. RSV numbers are still low.

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