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Influenza Annual Report 2014


This report summarises the results from influenza surveillance in New Zealand in 2014. It provides information on community-based influenza-like illness and related influenza disease (obtained from national and SHIVERS GP-based influenza surveillance). It also describes hospital-based influenza morbidity and mortality (obtained from SHIVERS SARI surveillance and the Ministry of Health’s National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and Mortality Collection). In addition, it includes passive surveillance data from Healthline and HealthStat, laboratory-based antiviral susceptibility and genetic data as well as influenza immunisation coverage data obtained from the Ministry of Health.