Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

November 20 to November 26, 2016 (week 47)

  • Influenza activity is reaching seasonal levels with many regions in Canada reporting increasing influenza activity.
  • A total of 256 positive influenza detections were reported in week 47. Influenza A(H3N2) continues to be the most common subtype detected.
  • In week 47, 1.2% of visits to sentinel healthcare professionals were due to influenza-like symptoms.
  • Nine laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreaks were reported in week 47 with the majority in long-term care facilities.
  • Thirty-seven hospitalizations were reported from participating provinces and territories in week 47; the majority due to influenza A(H3N2).
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