Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

August 28 to September 10, 2016 (weeks 35-36)

  • This is the first FluWatch report of the 2016-17 influenza season.
  • Influenza activity is at interseasonal levels with all regions of Canada reporting low to no influenza activity.
  • In week 36, sporadic influenza activity was reported in 11 regions across five provinces and territories (YK, BC, AB, ON, and QC).
  • A total of 13 positive influenza detections were reported in weeks 35 and 36 and the detections of influenza A and B were approximately equal.
  • In week 36, 0.98% of visits to sentinel healthcare professionals were due to ILI.
  • No outbreaks were reported in weeks 35 and 36.
  • Low numbers of hospitalizations were reported in weeks 35 and 36.
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