Virological analysis of fatal influenza cases in the United Kingdom during the early wave of influenza in winter 2010/11

Joanna Ellis, Monica Galiano, Richard Pebody, Angie Lackenby, Catherine Thompson, Alison Bermingham, E. Mclean, Hongxin Zhao, S. Bolotin, O. Dar, J. M. Watson, Maria Zambon

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Abstract

The 2010/11 winter influenza season is underway in the United Kingdom, with co-circulation of influenza A(H1N1)2009 (antigenically similar to the current 2010/11 vaccine strain), influenza B (mainly B/ Victoria/2/87 lineage, similar to the 2010/11 vaccine strain) and a few sporadic influenza A(H3N2) viruses. Clinical influenza activity has been increasing. Severe illness, resulting in hospitalisation and deaths, has occurred in children and young adults and has predominantly been associated with influenza A(H1N1)2009, but also influenza B viruses.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2011

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