Enhanced influenza surveillance on Reunion Island (southern hemisphere) in the context of the emergence of influenza A(H1N1)v

Publié le 11 Juin 2009
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

With the winter season on the southern hemisphere that starts in Reunion Island in June seasonal influenza activity usually increases shortly afterwards. The new influenza A(H1N1)v virus is rapidly spreading worldwide and may reach the island during the coming winter season. We have therefore enhanced influenza surveillance to detect the introduction of influenza A(H1N1)v, monitor its spread and impact on public health and characterise potential viral changes, particularly if seasonal influenza A(H1N1), resistant to oseltamivir, co-circulates with A(H1N1)v. (R.A.)

Auteur : D'Ortenzio E, Do C, Renault P, Weber F, Filleul L
Eurosurveillance, 2009, vol. 14, n°. 23, p. pii=19239