Weekly flu information – 16 Feb 2012

People with flu-like illness

Estimates suggest that flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – is currently low. For week 6 (ending 12 February 2012), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness in England was 15.6 per 100,000.

Admissions to intensive care units

Since early October, there have been 118 flu-related admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) reported across the UK. There have been five deaths from confirmed influenza in ICUs reported so far this flu season.

More detailed information on flu-like activity can be found in the Health Protection Agency’s (HPA’s) weekly National Influenza Report.

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