05 May, 2012

Global Flu Activity




Global Flu Activity Update

Northern Temperate Region
Activity: decreasing in a number of areas.
Source: WHO
Canada
Activity: has decreased since mid-March and is past the seasonal peak
Virology: the season has seen a mix of influenza A (H3N2) viruses and influenza B viruses overall. Influenza B viruses have predominated in recent weeks
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada
China
Activity: decreased steadily from early March through mid-April
Virology: influenza B viruses predominated for most of 2012, but influenza A (H3N2) viruses have predominated since late March
Source: Chinese National Influenza Center
Europe
Activity: decreased steadily from the end of February through mid-April
Virology: influenza A (H3N2) viruses have predominated across Europe since the beginning of 2012
Sources: WHO and Euroflu
North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Activity: either decreasing or at inter-seasonal levels
Virology: influenza A (H3N2) viruses have predominated across Europe since the beginning of 2012
Source: WHO
Republic of Korea
Activity: high, compared with the same time last year, since the beginning of 2012
Virology: influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominated at the beginning of 2012, but influenza B viruses have predominated since the end of February
Source: WHO
Tropical Region
Activity: mostly low
Source: WHO
Southern Temperate Region
@PulmaoSA recommends to all people that will trip to South hemispher to take the influenza vaccine to be protect against the flu.
Activity: low
Source: WHO

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