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Przegl Epidemiol. 2012;66(4):599-604.

[Influenza in Poland in 2010].

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  • 1Zakład Badania Wirusów Grypy, Krajowy Ośrodek ds. Grypy Narodowego Instytutu Zdrowia Publicznego- Państwowego Zakładu Higieny w Warszawie.


THE PURPOSE OF STUDY: To assess the epidemiological situation of influenza and influenza like illnesses in Poland in 2010 compared to the situation in 2009.


We analyzed the data involved in the annual bulletins, among others. "Infectious diseases and poisonings in Poland in 2010" and "Vaccinations in Poland in 2010" issued by the Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene and Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, Department of Prevention and Control of Infections and Infectious Diseases in Humans, reports of incidence of confirmed and suspected cases of influenza, sent to the Department ofEpidemiology, NIPH-NIH by the Provincial Sanitary-Epidemiological Stations. Information about the results of virological samples from patients that were performed at the Virus Research Institute, National Centre for Influenza NIPH - NIH and data on deaths of Demographic Surveys Division of the Central Statistical Office (GUS).


Virological test results showed that among circulating influenza viruses in the population is dominant subtype is A/H1N1/pdm 09, and the flu-like virus, RSV, as compared to 2009, the share of the influenza virus type B incerased. Overall, recorded 551,054 cases of influenza-ATM 1443,0 per 100 thousand people was twice lower than in 2009, the reduction in the number of cases in each province was in the range from 3.1% to 95.3%. Incidence of influenza aged 0-14 years decreased by 38.7%. In 2010 vaccinated against influenza in Poland 1,168,432 people.


The epidemiological situation of influenza in Poland in 2010. was typical for increased incidence post pandemic the year. It is necessary to improve the epidemiological surveillance of influenza, at least to the level of 2009 should increase the percentage of people vaccinated against influenza to the level achieved in other European countries.

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