Research and analysis

Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2018

A monthly report on laboratory confirmed respiratory infections in England and Wales.



This monthly report comprises four routine data tables and links to separate routine reports on Legionnaires’ Disease and the UK-wide seasonal influenza situation.

  1. Reports of influenza infection made to Public Health England (PHE), by week of report.
  2. Respiratory viral detections by any method (culture, direct immunofluorescence, PCR, four-fold rise in paired sera, single high serology titre, genomic, electron microscopy, other method, other method unknown), by week of report.
  3. Respiratory viral detections by age group: weeks.
  4. Laboratory reports of infections associated with atypical pneumonia, by week of report.
  5. A link to latest data on legionnaires’ disease (pneumonic and non-pneumonic) cases in England and Wales, by week of report.
  6. A link to the latest weekly national influenza summary report for the UK.

These reports are published in Health Protection Report.

For earlier data, see the Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2017.

Published 2 February 2018
Last updated 4 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added HPR 13(1) reports.
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  10. Uploaded 12(8) reports
  11. HPR 12(8) report uploaded
  12. First published.