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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.