Issue 11 | 31 October 2012
Fourteen influenza notifications were received during the 3 weeks from the last report to Sunday 28 October 2012. This low level of activity is typical outside of the peak season, when there is limited circulation of influenza in the community.
Flu notifications 2011-12 (at 28 October 2012)
During the 3 weeks to 28 October 2012, 9 influenza A notifications and 5 influenza B notification were received.
The fluTAS Report is a regular influenza season update to inform healthcare organisations and the public about the current level of influenza disease activity in Tasmania.
Multiple data sources are used to obtain some measure of influenza disease activity in the community.
To provide feedback on the fluTAS Report, email the Communicable Disease Prevention Unit
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Influenza (or flu) comes around every winter. Vaccination is your best protection against catching flu. The 2012 flu vaccine helps protect you against three strains of flu-influenza A (H3N2 and H1N1) and Influenza B. These are likely to be most common in the upcoming winter flu season.