Weekly influenza reports
January 8 to January 14, 2017 (week 2)
- For the past two weeks, several indicators including laboratory detections, outbreaks and hospitalizations have been at their highest levels of the season.
- A total of 3,477 positive influenza detections were reported in week 02, an increase from the previous week.
- A(H3N2) continues to be the most common type of influenza affecting Canadians.
- The majority of cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been among adults aged 65+ years.
- One hundred and six confirmed influenza outbreaks were reported in week 02, with the majority occurring in long-term care facilities and due to influenza A.
- A total of 467 hospitalizations were reported by participating provinces and territories, up from 445 hospitalizations reported in the previous week.
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