Laboratory surveillance report for Influenza, Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) and COVID-19 As of Epidemiological Weekend 22, 2023
During the first epidemiological week (May 29-June 04), total of 158 nasopharyngeal swabs were collected at sentinel influenza surveillance sites located in the capital (National Center for Communicable Diseases), western region (Govi-Altai province), southern region (Zamiin-Uud sum) and eastern region (Khentii province). These samples were analyzed by RT-PCR assay for the presence of influenza viruses and viruses were detected in 2 samples (1.3% positive rate). As a result of influenza subtyping, 2(100%) sample were positive for Influenza B(Vic) respectively.

From the multiplex RT-PCR analysis of respiratory pathogens. As for the result Parainfluenza virus, RSV, Rhinovirus and MPV were detected in 2 samples (7.7%), 1 sample (3.8%), 1 sample (3.8%) and 1 sample (3.8%) respectively.

For SARS-CoV-2 surveillance, RT-PCR was performed on 158 specimens collected from the general population and travelers abroad. SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected in 54 samples (positive rate was 34.2%).

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