The latest Flu data, fresh from the excellent Epidemiology Research Unit, Communicable Diseases Branch, Queensland Health, shows the usual post-winter spike (shoulder) in Flu cases and the subsequent plunge thanks to a week of fewer confirmed Flu cases.
The report also shows that FluB strains have increased in percentage to 43% of all the detection during the past week – this proportion has been steadily increasing in recent weeks (see Tweet below).
A rise in the representation of FluB after a big FluA year is not uncommon-but FluB seems to affect kids more than older adults so there may be a shift in the age of hospitalised patients as well.
— Ian M Mackay, PhD (@MackayIM) September 12, 2017
An end to this huge and horrible Flu season is at last approaching. Fast.
For the northern hemisphere, #Fluiscoming.