HSE says influenza rates at low levels so far this seasonMonday 10 December 2012 17.53
Influenza rates are at low levels so far this season, according to the latest surveillance data from the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
There have been no reported influenza associated deaths so far during the 2012/2013 season.
There is also little evidence of sustained influenza transmission in Europe.
Recent weeks have seen increased levels of respiratory syncytial virus, which is expected at this time of year, according to the report.