Recommendations pertaining to the use of viral vaccines: Influenza 2013

Department Of Health
2012 South African Medical Journal  
The 2002 influenza season was quiet with comparatively low school absenteeism, showing only a short peak rising above the mean absentee rate calculated over a 5-year period. However, this was ascribed to the start of the winter school holidays, and diarrhoeal disease. A total of 130 isolations of influenza virus were made from specimens sent to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases during the course of the year. The majority 76 (58%) were influenza B, 49 (38%) were influenza A
more » ... influenza A H1N1/H1N2, and only 5 (4%) were influenza A H3N2. Although isolates were made from the middle of April to the middle of September, the bulk (90%), were made between the middle of June and the end of August.
doi:10.7196/samj.6435 pmid:23374299 fatcat:hgkd2ht3rrgnlltomnjvqcogra