Flu Season May Have Reached Its Peak

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Interactive map for influenza activity level.
Darker colors indicate more widespread flu activity.

The Public Health Agency of Canada says that in the last week of December, the influenza season may have reached peak levels.

The results from the first week of January showed that laboratory detections declined from the previous week.

Overall, influenza activity remains high in Canada.

Influenza A is the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada, and the majority of these viruses are H1N1.

The majority of lab confirmations and hospitalizations have been among individuals under the age of 65.

The percentage of tests positive for influenza decreased to 25.6% this past week.

A total 3,153 laboratory detections of influenza were reported, of which 99% were influenza A, also known as H1N1.

The Team

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