Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

May 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016 (weeks 18-20)

  • In weeks 18-20, all influenza indicators declined from the previous weeks.
  • Elevated influenza B activity persisted in many regions across Canada: influenza B accounted for the majority of influenza detections in weeks 18-20.  Additionally, the majority of outbreaks reported this week were due to Influenza B.
  • This increase in influenza B is expected as influenza B often shows up later in the flu season.
  • Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths among the pediatric population, while declining, continue to remain above expected levels based on the past several influenza seasons.
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