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Table 1 Influenza viruses circulating in the Israeli population between 1998-2008

From: Significant cross reactive antibodies to influenza virus in adults and children during a period of marked antigenic drift

  Year Circulating strains A(H3N2)
  1998-1999 A/Sydney/5/97-like
  1999-2000 A/Sydney/5/97-like
  2000-2001 none
Testing sera ➞ 2001-2002 A/Panama/2007/99-like
2002-2003 A/Panama/2007/99-like
  2003-2004 A/Fujian/411/02-like *
  2004-2005 A/Wyoming/3/03-like
  2005-2006 A/California/7/04-like
Testing sera ➞ 2006-2007 A/Wisconsin/67/05-like #
2007-2008 A/Brisbane/10/07-like
  2008-2009 A/Brisbane/10/07-like
  1. *Not include in the influenza vaccine for the same year.
  2. #About 1/3 of the isolates had reduced titers against this strain.
  3. In bold- the dominant circulating strain.