Influenza like illness weekly consultation rates, 2000–16

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Influenza is a potentially life-threatening virus that spreads quickly from person to person. It is a significant public health issue in this country, with 10–20 percent of New Zealanders infected every year. While influenza can occur all year round, incidence generally peaks in winter and spring in New Zealand. Some studies suggest this is because the virus can survive longer outside the body in periods of colder weather and low humidity (dry conditions).
Influenza infections may decline as our climate changes. Warmer projected temperatures and higher humidity during winter and spring may contribute to reduced annual influenza rates. However, influenza infection is also affected by factors besides temperature and humidity.
These data are reported in an annual surveillance report by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research. See the 2015 report for more information (Institute of Environmental Science and Research, 2016).
More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.

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Technical Details
Table ID 89456
Data type Table
Row count 374
Columns Year, Week, ILI_rates
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
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Added 14 Oct 2017
Last updated 14 Oct 2017
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Current revision Imported on Oct. 18, 2017 from CSV .