Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

April 17, 2016 to April 23, 2016 (week 16)

  • In week 16, all influenza indicators remained similar to, or declined from the previous week.
  • Elevated influenza activity was mostly reported in the Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic provinces.
  • Many regions across Canada are reporting a greater proportion of influenza B detections. This increase in influenza B is expected as influenza B often shows up later in the flu season.
  • Influenza B continues to account for a increasing proportion of hospitalizations among children and adults.
  • 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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