Weekly influenza reports

FluWatch Summary

February 2 to February 8, 2020 (week 06) 

  • Influenza activity remained high in week 06; however, the majority of indicators remained similar or decreased slightly from the previous week.
  • Influenza A and B continue to co-circulate in almost equal proportions.
  • Influenza A(H1N1) is currently the dominant influenza A subtype circulating in Canada, representing 85% of subtyped influenza A specimens in week 06. 
  • The highest cumulative hospitalization rates are among children under 5 years of age and adults 65 years of age and older.
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