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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2020 - Week 7

18 February 2020

We are still in the “summer season”, with very little Influenza, RSV or other viruses circulating.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2019 - Week 22

5 June 2019

Influenza numbers continue to rise and are now comparable to last year’s peak. 37% of people tested have either Influenza A and B and would benefit from oseltamivir.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2019 - Week 19

14 May 2019

We are now in early winter virus season.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - 2019 Week 14

11 April 2019

Respiratory viruses detected remain at summer levels but a small amount of Influenza A iscirculating in the Waikato.

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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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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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