The surveillance for community cohort based influenza-like illness (ILI) provides evidence to inform public health and clinical practice to reduce the impact of influenza virus infection and other important respiratory pathogens. This weekly report summarises data obtained from the WellKiwis study during May-September. The report includes incidence and viruses for community cohort ILI cases for the past week as well as the cumulative period since 3 May 2021.
Figure 1 Weekly ILI and virus positive cases among WellKiwis participants since 3 May 2021
*Note: other viruses include enterovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus types 1-3 and human metapneumovirus.
For more information about national ILI surveillance systems and to view the weekly dashboard click here.(external link)