Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

January 31, 2016 - February 6, 2016 (week 05)

  • Overall in week 05, several seasonal influenza indicators increased from the previous week.
  • Laboratory detections reached expected levels for this time of the year.
  • An increase in the number of outbreaks was reported in week 05 with the majority due to influenza A.
  • In the past 3 weeks young/middle age adults are accounting for an increasing proportion of hospitalizations as reported by participating provinces and territories.
  • Influenza A(H1N1) is the most common influenza subtype circulating in Canada.
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