Friday, 8 January 2016

PHE confirms flu is now circulating

PHE confirms flu is now circulating Latest figures indicate flu is now circulating in the community, with increases seen for several indicators in particular influenza confirmed hospitalisations amongst younger adults.

Based on this advice, the Department of Health (DH) is issuing guidance on the use of antiviral drugs in primary care for the management of people presenting with flu-like illness in England who are at higher risk of developing complications from flu.

Virus surveillance from the UK and elsewhere in Europe shows the strain A(H1N1)pdm09 is now the main seasonal flu virus.

The viruses characterised so far this season are well-matched to the vaccine strain. Public Health England

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