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Flu Report: Canada

National Flu Activity: Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2017 (Week 11)

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National Flu Activity Map

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National Summary

  • Overall, the slow decline in influenza activity in Canada has continued in week 11.However, many parts of Canada, particulary the Eastern and Atlantic regions are still reporting elevated activity in week 11.
  • In week 11, the number of laboratory detections, outbreaks and the number of geographic regions with influenza activity, decreased from the previous week.
  • • Although adult sentinel hospitalizations decreased from the previous week, the number of hospitalizations and deaths reported by participating provinces and territories increased.
  • Influenza B detections and outbreaks in Canada are slowly increasing.
  • Although declining for most indicators, influenza A(H3N2) continues to be the most common subtype of influenza affecting Canadians.
  • The majority of laboratory detections, hospitalizations and deaths have been among adults aged 65+ years.
  • For more information on the flu, see our Flu(influenza) web page.

National Positive Flu Tests

  Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2017 Total 2012-2013 Flu Season
(Aug 26, 2012 - Mar. 18, 2017)
  Flu H1N1 Flu H1N1
Alberta 64 0 3840 20
British Columbia 124 0 5288 34
Manitoba 45 0 441 0
New Brunswick 94 0 872 2
Newfoundland and Labrador 29 0 318 0
Nova Scotia 32 0 325 0
Ontario 294 0 9401 53
Prince Edward Island 12 0 187 2
Quebec 446 0 10108 0
Saskatchewan 56 0 1711 3
Canada 1196 0 32491 114

Information courtesy of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
For more information on influenza(the flu), visit:

FightFlu.ca - Information for you and your family



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