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Influenza activity in Switzerland : actual situation

 

Update 25 February 2015



Virological activity in Switzerland during the week 8/2015 

During the week 7, 119 practitioners of the Sentinel system reported 49.6 cases of influenza suspicion on 1'000 consultations.  Extrapolated to the whole population, this rate corresponds to an incidence of 404 cases of influenza illness for 100000 inhabitants. The rate is lower than the rate of the previous week (447 cases of influenza illness for 100000 inhabitants). It is greater than the swiss national epidemiological threshold.

Table 1: Incidence of influenza-like illness consultations according to age and regions for 100'000 inhabitants during week 8/2015

 
Grippebedingte Konsultationen
pro 100 000 Einwohner
Grippeaktivität
Klassierung, (Trend)
Inzidenz nach Altersklasse
0 - 4 Jahre
562
(sinkend)
5 - 14 Jahre
476
(konstant)
15 - 29 Jahre
349
(sinkend)
30 - 64 Jahre
399
(sinkend)
>= 65 Jahre
350
(steigend)
Inzidenz nach Sentinella-Region
Region 1 (GE, NE, VD, VS)
345
weit verbreitet, (sinkend)
Region 2 (BE, FR, JU)
209
weit verbreitet, (sinkend)
Region 3 (AG, BL, BS, SO)
634
weit verbreitet, (steigend)
Region 4 (LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG)
226
weit verbreitet, (sinkend)
Region 5 (AI, AR, GL, SG, SH, TG, ZH)
416
weit verbreitet, (konstant)
Region 6 (GR, TI)
741
weit verbreitet, (sinkend)
Schweiz
404
weit verbreitet, (sinkend)

Table 2: Influenza virus circulating in Switzerland and in Europe. Frequency of influenza types and subtypes isolated during the current week and the cumulated weeks since the week 40/2014 

 
Aktuelle Woche
Kumulativ
Schweiz in Woche 8/2015
Anteil Influenza-positiver Proben
(Anzahl untersuchte Proben)
69%
(49)
49%
(668)
B
24%
15%
A(H3N2)
41%
65%
A(H1N1)pdm09
11%
17%
A nicht subtypisiert
24%
3%
Europa in Woche 7/2015
Anteil Influenza-positiver Proben
(Anzahl untersuchte Proben)
49%
(2588)
32%
(25274)
B
23%
20%
A(H3N2)
50%
59%
A(H1N1)pdm09
12%
14%
A nicht subtypisiert
15%
7%
 
 
References
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/
2. World Health Organisation (WHO), Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2014 southern hemisphere influenza season http://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/virus/recommendations/201309_recommendation.pdf
Weekly bulletin of the EISN: click here
 
 

Influenza viruses detected per week and Cases are classified according to the date when the sample was taken and
proportion of medical contacts for influenza-like illness (ILI) for 1000 consultations

FluA undet.: influenza A virus that is under subtypisation analysis 

B: influenza B viruses

A (H3N2) seasonal: influenza A (H3N2) virus
A (H1N1) seasonal: influenza A (H1N1) virus
A (H1N1) 2009: influenza A (H1N1) pandemique 2009

‰ ILI : percentage of consultation for influenza-like illness per week reported to the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health by the Sentinella doctors.

 



  Last update 11.13.2014 25/02/2015

 

 

 

 
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