Weekly influenza reports

Fluwatch Summary

February 12 to February 18, 2017 (Week 07)

  • Many influenza indicators such as laboratory detections, outbreaks and hospitalizations have been stable for the past five weeks.
  • Widespread or localized influenza activity was reported in 30 regions across eight provinces.
  • For a third week in a row, the percentage of tests positive for influenza increased (from 23% in week 04 to 25% in week 07).
  • In week 07, 53 laboratory confirmed outbreaks were reported (down from 67 in the previous week); the majority in long-term care facilities and due to influenza A.
  • In week 07, the number of hospitalizations reported by participating provinces and territories decreased. 
  • A(H3N2) continues to be the most common type of influenza affecting Canadians.
  • The majority of laboratory detections, hospitalizations and deaths have been among adults aged 65+ years.
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