Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

January 24, 2016 - January 30, 2016 (week 04)

  • Overall in week 04, seasonal influenza activity increased from the previous week. Laboratory detections remain lower than average but are now within expected levels for this time of the year.
  • An increase in the number of outbreaks was reported in week 04 with the majority due to influenza A.
  • Influenza A(H1N1) is the most common influenza subtype circulating in Canada.
  • Influenza strains characterized by the National Microbiology Laboratory this season appear to be a good match to the World Health Organization’s recommended vaccine strains.
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