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Influenza Annual Report 2016


This report summarises the results from influenza surveillance in New Zealand in 2016. It provides information on community-based ILI and related influenza disease (obtained from national general practice based ILI surveillance). It also describes hospital-based influenza morbidity and mortality (obtained from SARI surveillance and the Ministry of Health’s National Minimum Data Set [NMDS]). In addition, it includes surveillance data from Healthline and HealthStat, laboratory-based surveillance, antiviral susceptibility, vaccine efficacy and genetic data as well as influenza immunisation coverage data obtained from the Ministry of Health.