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Last update of data: 23/01/2019
Active surveillance of seasonal (winter) flu runs from week 40 (beginning of October) till week 20 of the following year.
Samples received from ILI/SARI surveillance networks are first analysed by real-time RT-PCR to detect and characterize influenza viruses.
Detection of some other respiratory viruses is also performed, which contributes to the surveillance of respiratory viruses
conducted by the National Reference Laboratory for Respiratory Pathogens (UZ Antwerp and UZ Leuven).
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