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Report on the Epidemiology of Influenza in Germany

Influenza viruses. Source: RKI

The Report on the Epidemiology of Influenza in Germany is published annually by the Robert Koch Institute. An executive Summary in English provides an overview of the noteworthy developments and events in influenza epidemiology of the season before. Results of the influenza surveillance of the RKI are primarily based on the analysis of: (1) reports of primary care physicians about patients with acute respiratory illnesses; (2) data from laboratory tests of respiratory samples taken from patients with influenza-like illness and (3) mandatory reporting of laboratory confirmed influenza submitted by county health departments via state health departments to RKI.

Date: 28.09.2017