The 2014 seasonal influenza in Réunion, a French overseas territory in the southern hemisphere, was dominated by influenza B. Resulting morbidity impacted public health. Relative to the total number of all-cause consultations over the whole season, the rate of acute respiratory infection (ARI) consultations was 6.5%. Severe disease occurred in 32 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases (31.7 per 100,000 ARI consultations), 16 with influenza B. The observed disease dynamics could present a potential scenario for the next European influenza season.
Auteur : Brottet E, Vandroux D, Gauzere B, Antok E, Jaffar Bandjee MC, Michault A, Filleul L
Eurosurveillance, 2014, vol. 19, n°. 39, p. pii: 20916