Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

October 9 to October 15, 2016 (week 41)

  • Influenza activity is at interseasonal levels with the majority regions of Canada reporting low or no influenza activity.
  • In week 41, sporadic or localized influenza activity were reported in 13 regions across six provinces or territories (BC, AB, ON, QC, NS and YK).
  • A total of 41 positive influenza detections were reported in week 41. Influenza A(H3N2) was the most common subtype detected.
  • In week 41, 2.5% of visits to sentinel healthcare professionals were due to influenza-like symptoms.
  • One laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreak in long-term care facility was reported in week 41.
  • Five hospitalizations due to influenza A(H3N2) were reported in week 41.
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