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  • Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Weeks 33-34

    Posted 2011-09-16


    Overall Influenza Summary
    • Week 35 marks the beginning of the influenza surveillance season for 2011-12; influenza activity continues at low inter-seasonal levels. In weeks 35 and 36, only 6 laboratory detections of influenza were reported; two regions in Quebec and one region in Alberta reported sporadic influenza activity; and the ILI consultation rate remained low.
    • Other respiratory viruses continue to circulate at low levels.
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    Influenza Activity and Outbreaks

    In week 35, two regions in Quebec reported sporadic influenza activity. In week 36, one region in Alberta reported sporadic activity. Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island have not yet started reporting for the 2011-2012 season (see Activity level Map). No new outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported in weeks 35 or 36.

    Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 36





    No Data

    No Activity

    Sporadic Activity

    Localized Activity

    Widespread Activity



    Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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    Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


    sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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    Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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    ILI consultation rate
    The national ILI consultation rate was 6.1 and 3.8 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in weeks 35 and 36, respectively, which is within the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). In both weeks, the highest consultation rate was observed among children under 5 years of age.
    Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


    Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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    Laboratory Surveillance Summary
    Only 6 detections of influenza were reported across Canada in weeks 35 and 36, one pH1N1 2009 (AB), 3 unsubtyped influenza A (QC), and 2 influenza B (QC). The proportion of tests positive for influenza was 0.5% in week 35 and 0.2% in week 36 (see Influenza tests graph). No detailed case-based laboratory reporting has been received for the 2011-12 season (week 35 & 36) (see Tests detailed table). During week 36, detections of other respiratory viruses continued at low levels: 0.5% of tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were positive, 3.1% for parainfluenza, and 1.9% for adenovirus (see Respiratory Viruses graph). Rhinovirus detections continued to decline from the peak in mid-July, and in week 36 20.0% of tests were positive. For more details of weekly respiratory virus detections in Canada, see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/bid-bmi/dsd-dsm/rvdi-divr/index-eng.php.
    <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
    by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
    </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ar1 rowSpan=3>Reporting provinces </TH><TH id=ac1 colSpan=6>Weekly
    (August 28 to September 10, 2011)
    </TH><TH id=ac9 colSpan=6>Cumulative
    (August 29, 2010 to September 10, 2011)
    </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac2 colSpan=5 headers=ac1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac8 headers=ac1>B </TH><TH id=ac10 colSpan=5 headers=ac9>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac16 headers=ac9>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac3 headers="ac1 ac2">A Total </TH><TH id=ac4 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac5 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac6 headers="ac1 ac2">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac7 class=noWrap headers="ac1 ac2">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac1 ac8">Total </TH><TH id=ac11 headers="ac9 ac10">A Total </TH><TH id=ac12 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac13 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac14 headers="ac9 ac10">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac15 class=noWrap headers="ac9 ac10">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac9 ac16">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=ar13 class=fontSize85 colSpan=13 headers=ar1>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
    Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

    </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=ar2 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>BC </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar3 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>AB </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac3">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac6">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac11">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac14">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar4 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>SK </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar5 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>MB </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar6 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>ON </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar7 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>QC </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac3">3 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac7">3 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac8">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac11">3 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac15">3 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac16">1 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar8 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NB </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar9 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NS </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar10 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>PE </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar11 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NL </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac8">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac16">1 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar12 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>Canada </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac3">4 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac6">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac7">3 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac8">2 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac11">4 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac14">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac15">3 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac16">2 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
    reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
    </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=br1 rowSpan=3>Age groups </TH><TH id=bc1 colSpan=5>Weekly
    (August 28 to September 10, 2011)
    </TH><TH id=bc8 colSpan=5>Cumulative
    (Aug. 29, 2010 to September 10, 2011)
    </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc2 colSpan=4 headers=bc1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc7 headers=bc1>B </TH><TH id=bc9 colSpan=4 headers=bc8>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc14 headers=bc8>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc3 headers="bc1 bc2">A Total </TH><TH id=bc4 headers="bc1 bc2">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc5 headers="bc1 bc2">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc6 headers="bc1 bc2">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc1 bc7">Total </TH><TH id=bc10 headers="bc8 bc9">A Total </TH><TH id=bc11 headers="bc8 bc9">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc12 headers="bc8 bc9">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc13 headers="bc8 bc9">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc8 bc14">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=br9 class=fontSize85 colSpan=11 headers=br1>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

    </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=br2 headers=br1>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br3 headers=br1>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br4 headers=br1>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br5 headers=br1>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br6 headers=br1>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br7 headers=br1>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br8 headers=br1>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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    Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses, Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012


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    Antigenic Characterization and Antiviral Resistance
    In weeks 35 and 36, the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) has not reported any antigenic characterization or antiviral resistance data.
    Severe Illness Surveillance

    In weeks 35 and 36, no paediatric (>16 years of age) hospitalizations with laboratory-confirmed influenza were reported through the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT) network.

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    Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Weeks 37-38

    September 11 to September 24 2011 (Weeks 37 and 38)


    Posted 2011-09-30


    Overall Influenza Summary
    • Influenza activity continues at low inter-seasonal levels. In weeks 37 and 38, only 4 laboratory detections of influenza were reported; three regions in Quebec and British Columbia reported sporadic influenza activity; and the ILI consultation rate remained low.
    • There was an increase in detections of rhinovirus in weeks 37 and 38.
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    Influenza Activity and Outbreaks

    In week 37, one region in Quebec and one in British Columbia reported sporadic influenza activity. In week 38, a different region in BC reported sporadic activity. Saskatchewan has not yet started reporting for the 2011-2012 season (see Activity level Map). No new outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported in weeks 37 or 38.
    Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 38





    No Data

    No Activity

    Sporadic Activity

    Localized Activity

    Widespread Activity



    Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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    Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


    sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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    Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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    ILI consultation rate
    The national ILI consultation rate was 7.7 and 11.0 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in weeks 37 and 38 respectively, which is within or below the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). In both weeks, the highest consultation rate was observed among children under 5 years of age.
    Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


    Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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    Laboratory Surveillance Summary
    Only 4 detections of influenza were reported across Canada in weeks 37 and 38, one A/H3N2 (BC), one unsubtyped influenza A (QC), and 2 influenza B (BC and AB). The proportion of tests positive for influenza was 0.3% in week 37 and 0.1% in week 38 (see Influenza tests graph). No detailed case-based laboratory reporting has yet been received for the 2011-12 season (see Tests detailed table). During week 38, detections of other respiratory viruses continued at low levels: 0.7% of tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were positive, 2.1% for parainfluenza, and 0.8% for adenovirus (see Respiratory Viruses graph). Detections of rhinovirus increased to 24.8% of tests positive in week 37 and 20.4% in week 38, which is near the peak levels observed in early July. For more details of weekly respiratory virus detections in Canada, see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/bid-bmi/dsd-dsm/rvdi-divr/index-eng.php.
    <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
    by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
    </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ar1 rowSpan=3>Reporting provinces </TH><TH id=ac1 colSpan=6>Weekly
    (September 11 to September 24, 2011)
    </TH><TH id=ac9 colSpan=6>Cumulative
    (August 29, 2010 to September 24, 2011)
    </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac2 colSpan=5 headers=ac1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac8 headers=ac1>B </TH><TH id=ac10 colSpan=5 headers=ac9>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac16 headers=ac9>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac3 headers="ac1 ac2">A Total </TH><TH id=ac4 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac5 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac6 headers="ac1 ac2">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac7 class=noWrap headers="ac1 ac2">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac1 ac8">Total </TH><TH id=ac11 headers="ac9 ac10">A Total </TH><TH id=ac12 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac13 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac14 headers="ac9 ac10">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac15 class=noWrap headers="ac9 ac10">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac9 ac16">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
    Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

    </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=ar2 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>BC </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac3">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac5">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac8">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac11">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac13">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac16">1 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar3 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>AB </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac8">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac11">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac14">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac16">1 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar4 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>SK </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar5 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>MB </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar6 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>ON </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar7 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>QC </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac3">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac7">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac11">4 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac15">4 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac16">1 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar8 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NB </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar9 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NS </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar10 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>PE </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar11 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NL </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac14">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac15">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac16">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar12 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>Canada </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac3">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac5">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac7">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac8">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac11">6</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac13">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac14">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac15">4</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac16">3</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
    reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
    </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=br1 rowSpan=3>Age groups </TH><TH id=bc1 colSpan=5>Weekly
    (September 11 to September 24, 2011)
    </TH><TH id=bc8 colSpan=5>Cumulative
    (Aug. 29, 2010 to September 24, 2011)
    </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc2 colSpan=4 headers=bc1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc7 headers=bc1>B </TH><TH id=bc9 colSpan=4 headers=bc8>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc14 headers=bc8>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc3 headers="bc1 bc2">A Total </TH><TH id=bc4 headers="bc1 bc2">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc5 headers="bc1 bc2">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc6 headers="bc1 bc2">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc1 bc7">Total </TH><TH id=bc10 headers="bc8 bc9">A Total </TH><TH id=bc11 headers="bc8 bc9">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc12 headers="bc8 bc9">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc13 headers="bc8 bc9">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc8 bc14">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=br9 class=fontSize85 colSpan=11 headers=br1>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

    </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=br2 headers=br1>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br3 headers=br1>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br4 headers=br1>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br5 headers=br1>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br6 headers=br1>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br7 headers=br1>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=br8 headers=br1>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc10">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc11">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc14">0 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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    Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses, Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012


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    Antigenic Characterization and Antiviral Resistance
    In weeks 37 and 38, the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) has not reported any antigenic characterization or antiviral resistance data.
    Severe Illness Surveillance

    In weeks 37 and 38, no paediatric (>16 years of age) hospitalizations with laboratory-confirmed influenza were reported through the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT) network.

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      Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Weeks 39-40

      September 25 to October 8 2011 (Weeks 39 and 40)


      Posted 2011-10-14
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      <HR>Overall Influenza Summary
      • Influenza activity continues at low inter-seasonal levels. In weeks 39 and 40, only 6 laboratory detections of influenza were reported; three regions (one each) in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia reported sporadic influenza activity.
      • The ILI consultation rate was above the expected range for week 39.
      • There has been an increase in detections of rhinovirus and parainfluenza in weeks 39 and 40.
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      Influenza Activity and Outbreaks

      In week 39, one region in Quebec and one in Ontario reported sporadic influenza activity. In week 40, one region in BC reported sporadic activity. Saskatchewan has not yet started reporting for the 2011-2012 season (see Activity level Map). No new outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported in weeks 39 or 40.
      Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 40





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      No Activity

      Sporadic Activity

      Localized Activity

      Widespread Activity



      Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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      Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


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      Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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      ILI consultation rate
      The national ILI consultation rate was 20.4 and 18.6 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in weeks 39 and 40 respectively, which is above or within the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). In week 39, the highest consultation rate was observed among children under 5 years of age (37.4 / 1,000 visits). In week 40, the highest consultation rate was observed among children 5 to 19 years of age (40.5 / 1,000 visits).
      Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


      Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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      Laboratory Surveillance Summary
      Only 6 detections of influenza were reported across Canada in weeks 39 and 40, four A/H3N2 (BC(3) and ON(1)), one unsubtyped influenza A (AB), and one influenza B (QC). The proportion of tests positive for influenza was 0.1% in week 39 and 0.3% in week 40 (see Influenza tests graph). Very few reports of detailed case-based laboratory reporting have been received for the 2011-12 season (the table of cases by age will be updated when m10 cases are received). During weeks 39 and 40, detections of parainfluenza increased to 5.6% of tests positive. Other respiratory viruses continued to circulate at low levels: 0.7% of tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were positive, 1.0% for adenovirus, 1.3% for human metapneumovirus (hMPV), and 0.2% for coronavirus (see Respiratory Viruses graph). Detections of rhinovirus increased to 32.4% of tests positive in week 39 and 25.1% in week 40, which is above the recent peak levels observed in early July. For more details of weekly respiratory virus detections in Canada, see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/bid-bmi/dsd-dsm/rvdi-divr/index-eng.php.
      <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
      by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
      </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ar1 rowSpan=3>Reporting provinces </TH><TH id=ac1 colSpan=6>Weekly
      (September 25 to October 8, 2011)
      </TH><TH id=ac9 colSpan=6>Cumulative
      (August 29, 2010 to October 8, 2011)
      </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac2 colSpan=5 headers=ac1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac8 headers=ac1>B </TH><TH id=ac10 colSpan=5 headers=ac9>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac16 headers=ac9>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac3 headers="ac1 ac2">A Total </TH><TH id=ac4 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac5 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac6 headers="ac1 ac2">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac7 class=noWrap headers="ac1 ac2">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac1 ac8">Total </TH><TH id=ac11 headers="ac9 ac10">A Total </TH><TH id=ac12 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac13 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac14 headers="ac9 ac10">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac15 class=noWrap headers="ac9 ac10">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac9 ac16">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
      Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

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class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac5">4</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac7">1</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac8">1</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac11">11</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac13">5</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac14">1</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac15">5</TD><TD class=alignCenter headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac16">4</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

      <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
      reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
      </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=br1 rowSpan=3>Age groups </TH><TH id=bc1 colSpan=5>Weekly
      (September 25 to October 8, 2011)
      </TH><TH id=bc8 colSpan=5>Cumulative
      (Aug. 29, 2010 to October 8, 2011)
      </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc2 colSpan=4 headers=bc1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc7 headers=bc1>B </TH><TH id=bc9 colSpan=4 headers=bc8>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc14 headers=bc8>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc3 headers="bc1 bc2">A Total </TH><TH id=bc4 headers="bc1 bc2">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc5 headers="bc1 bc2">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc6 headers="bc1 bc2">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc1 bc7">Total </TH><TH id=bc10 headers="bc8 bc9">A Total </TH><TH id=bc11 headers="bc8 bc9">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc12 headers="bc8 bc9">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc13 headers="bc8 bc9">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc8 bc14">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=br9 class=fontSize85 colSpan=11 headers=br1>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

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      Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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        Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 41

        October 9 to October 15 2011 (Week 41)


        Posted 2011-10-21
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        <HR>Overall Influenza Summary
        • Influenza activity continues at low inter-seasonal levels
        • In week 41, 3 laboratory detections of influenza were reported
        • Only two regions reported sporadic influenza activity (in BC & QC)
        • The ILI consultation rate was below the expected range for this week
        <!-- END Menu container | FIN de conteneur du menu --><!-- ############################################# --><!-- CONTENT TITLE BEGINS | DEBUT DU TITRE DU CONTENU -->Influenza Activity and Outbreaks

        In week 41, two regions reported sporadic influenza activity (in BC & QC). No data were received from regions in SK, YT and the Northwest region of ON this week (see Activity level Map). No outbreaks of influenza or ILI have been reported since the start of the season.
        Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 41





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        No Activity

        Sporadic Activity

        Localized Activity

        Widespread Activity



        Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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        Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


        sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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        Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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        ILI consultation rate
        The national ILI consultation rate was 11.2 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 41 which is below the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). The highest consultation rate this week was observed among children under 5 years of age (36.7 / 1,000 visits); however, in the past three weeks the highest consultation rates were observed in children under 5 and those 5 to 19 years of age (range: 29.0 to 47.7/1,000 visits).
        Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


        Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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        Laboratory Surveillance Summary
        In week 41, 1,431 influenza tests were conducted of which 3 (0.2%) were positive for influenza. Of the positive detections, two were A(H3N2) (from BC) and one was unsubtyped influenza A (QC). The proportion of tests positive for influenza was similar to the last two weeks. Detailed information on age and subtype were received from three cases this season to date. All three cases were between the ages of 20-44 years. One case was due to A(H1N1)pdm09 and the other two were unsubtyped influenza A.
        In week 41, the proportion of tests positive for parainfluenza (5.5%) and rhinoviruses (24.6%) remained similar to the previous week. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained low (RSV-1.5%; adenovirus-2.2%; hMPV-0.9%; coronavirus-0.2%) (see Respiratory Viruses graph). For more details of weekly respiratory virus detections in Canada, see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/bid-bmi/dsd-dsm/rvdi-divr/index-eng.php.
        <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
        by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
        </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ar1 rowSpan=3>Reporting provinces</TH><TH id=ac1 colSpan=6>Weekly
        (October 9 to October 15, 2011)
        </TH><TH id=ac9 colSpan=6>Cumulative
        (August 29, 2010 to October 15, 2011)
        </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac2 colSpan=5 headers=ac1>Influenza A</TH><TH id=ac8 headers=ac1>B</TH><TH id=ac10 colSpan=5 headers=ac9>Influenza A</TH><TH id=ac16 headers=ac9>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac3 headers="ac1 ac2">A Total</TH><TH id=ac4 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H1)</TH><TH id=ac5 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H3)</TH><TH id=ac6 headers="ac1 ac2">Pand H1N1</TH><TH id=ac7 class=noWrap headers="ac1 ac2">A (Un S)*</TH><TH headers="ac1 ac8">Total</TH><TH id=ac11 headers="ac9 ac10">A Total</TH><TH id=ac12 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H1)</TH><TH id=ac13 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H3)</TH><TH id=ac14 headers="ac9 ac10">Pand H1N1</TH><TH id=ac15 class=noWrap headers="ac9 ac10">A (Un S)*</TH><TH headers="ac9 ac16">Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=c_tar1 class=fontSize85 colSpan=13 headers=ar1>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
        Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

        </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=ar2 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>BC</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac3">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac5">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac11">6</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac13">6</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac16">1</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar3 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>AB</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac11">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac14">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac15">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac16">1</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar4 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>SK</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar5 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>MB</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar6 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>ON</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac11">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac13">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar7 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>QC</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac3">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac7">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac11">5</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac15">5</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac16">2</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar8 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NB</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar9 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NS</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar10 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>PE</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar11 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NL</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar12 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac3">3</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac5">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac7">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac11">14</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac13">7</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac14">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac15">6</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac16">4</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
        reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
        </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=br1 rowSpan=3>Age groups</TH><TH id=bc1 colSpan=5>Weekly
        (October 9 to October 15, 2011)
        </TH><TH id=bc8 colSpan=5>Cumulative
        (Aug. 29, 2010 to October 15, 2011)
        </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc2 colSpan=4 headers=bc1>Influenza A</TH><TH id=bc7 headers=bc1>B</TH><TH id=bc9 colSpan=4 headers=bc8>Influenza A</TH><TH id=bc14 headers=bc8>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc3 headers="bc1 bc2">A Total</TH><TH id=bc4 headers="bc1 bc2">Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH id=bc5 headers="bc1 bc2">A/H3N2</TH><TH id=bc6 headers="bc1 bc2">A unsubtyped</TH><TH headers="bc1 bc7">Total</TH><TH id=bc10 headers="bc8 bc9">A Total</TH><TH id=bc11 headers="bc8 bc9">Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH id=bc12 headers="bc8 bc9">A/H3N2</TH><TH id=bc13 headers="bc8 bc9">A unsubtyped</TH><TH headers="bc8 bc14">Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=br9 class=fontSize85 colSpan=11 headers=br1>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

        </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=br2 headers=br1>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br3 headers=br1>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br4 headers=br1>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc3">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc6">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc10">3</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc11">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc13">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br5 headers=br1>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br6 headers=br1>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br7 headers=br1>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br8 headers=br1>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc3">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc6">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc10">3</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc11">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc13">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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        Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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        Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses, Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012


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          Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 42

          October 16 to October 22 2011 (Week 42)


          Posted 2011-10-28
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          <HR>Overall Influenza Summary
          • Influenza activity continues at low inter-seasonal levels
          • In week 42, 4 laboratory detections of influenza were reported
          • Only two regions reported sporadic influenza activity (in YT & QC)
          • The ILI consultation rate increased slightly but is within the expected range for this week
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          In week 42, two regions reported sporadic influenza activity (in YT & QC). No data was received from SK this week (see Activity level Map). No outbreaks of influenza or ILI have been reported since the start of the season.
          Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 42





          No Data

          No Activity

          Sporadic Activity

          Localized Activity

          Widespread Activity



          Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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          Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


          sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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          Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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          ILI consultation rate
          The national ILI consultation rate increased slightly to 13.8 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 42 which is within the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). The highest consultation rate this week was observed among those 5 to 19 years of age (35.1 / 1,000 visits) followed by children under 5 (19.8/1,000 visits).
          Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


          Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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          Laboratory Surveillance Summary
          In week 42, 1,844 influenza tests were conducted of which 4 (0.2%) were positive for influenza. Of the positive detections, three were A(H3N2) (from BC) and one was unsubtyped influenza A (QC). The proportion of tests positive for influenza has been similar over the last three weeks. Detailed information on age and subtype were received from three cases this season to date. All three cases were between the ages of 20-44 years. One case was due to A(H1N1)pdm09 and the other two were unsubtyped influenza A.
          In week 42, the proportion of tests positive for parainfluenza (6.2%) and rhinoviruses (24.6%) remained similar to previous weeks. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained low (RSV-1.3%; adenovirus-2.5%; hMPV-0.7%; coronavirus-0.0%) (see Respiratory Viruses graph). For more details of weekly respiratory virus detections in Canada, see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/bid-bmi/dsd-dsm/rvdi-divr/index-eng.php.
          <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
          by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
          </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ar1 rowSpan=3>Reporting provinces </TH><TH id=ac1 colSpan=6>Weekly
          (October 16 to October 22, 2011)
          </TH><TH id=ac9 colSpan=6>Cumulative
          (August 29, 2010 to October 22, 2011)
          </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac2 colSpan=5 headers=ac1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac8 headers=ac1>B </TH><TH id=ac10 colSpan=5 headers=ac9>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac16 headers=ac9>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac3 headers="ac1 ac2">A Total </TH><TH id=ac4 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac5 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac6 headers="ac1 ac2">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac7 class=noWrap headers="ac1 ac2">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac1 ac8">Total </TH><TH id=ac11 headers="ac9 ac10">A Total </TH><TH id=ac12 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac13 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac14 headers="ac9 ac10">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac15 class=noWrap headers="ac9 ac10">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac9 ac16">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=c_tar1 class=fontSize85 colSpan=13 headers=ar1>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
          Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

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ar3 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac11">2 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac12">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac13">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac14">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac15">1 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac16">1 </TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar4 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>SK </TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac3">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac4">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac5">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac6">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac7">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac8">0 </TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 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          reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
          </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=br1 rowSpan=3>Age groups </TH><TH id=bc1 colSpan=5>Weekly br> (October 16 to October 22, 2011) </TH><TH id=bc8 colSpan=5>Cumulative br> (Aug. 29, 2010 to October 22, 2011) </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc2 colSpan=4 headers=bc1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc7 headers=bc1>B </TH><TH id=bc9 colSpan=4 headers=bc8>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc14 headers=bc8>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc3 headers="bc1 bc2">A Total </TH><TH id=bc4 headers="bc1 bc2">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc5 headers="bc1 bc2">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc6 headers="bc1 bc2">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc1 bc7">Total </TH><TH id=bc10 headers="bc8 bc9">A Total </TH><TH id=bc11 headers="bc8 bc9">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc12 headers="bc8 bc9">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc13 headers="bc8 bc9">A unsubtyped </TH><TD headers="bc8 bc14">Total </TD></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=br9 class=fontSize85 colSpan=11 headers=br1>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

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          Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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          Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses, Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012


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            Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 43

            October 23 to October 29 2011 (Week 43)

            Posted 2011-11-04
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            <HR>Overall Influenza Summary
            • Influenza activity continues at low inter-seasonal levels
            • In week 43, 3 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (1 H3 and 2 B)
            • Only four regions reported sporadic influenza activity (in BC, ON & QC)
            • The ILI consultation rate increased to slightly above the expected range for this week but still remains low
            <!-- END Menu container | FIN de conteneur du menu --><!-- ############################################# --><!-- CONTENT TITLE BEGINS | DEBUT DU TITRE DU CONTENU -->NOTE: The next FluWatch report (week 44) will be published on Monday, November 14, 2011.
            Influenza Activity and Outbreaks

            In week 43, four regions within provinces reported sporadic influenza activity (in BC, ON & QC) (see Activity level Map). No influenza outbreaks have been reported since the start of the season.
            Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 43





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            Sporadic Activity

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            Widespread Activity



            Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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            Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


            sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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            Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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            ILI consultation rate
            The national ILI consultation rate increased to 22.7 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 43 which is slightly above expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). Note that the proportion of tests positive for rhinoviruses is much higher compared to the percent positive for other respiratory viruses (including influenza) over the past several weeks. The highest consultation rate this week was observed among children under 5 (49.8 / 1,000 visits) followed by those 5 to 19 years of age (36.4/1,000 visits).
            Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


            Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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            Laboratory Surveillance Summary
            In week 43, 1,886 influenza tests were conducted of which 3 (0.2%) were positive for influenza. Of the positive detections, there was one A(H3N2) virus (from BC) and two B viruses (from BC & QC). The proportion of tests positive for influenza has remained below 0.2% since the beginning of September 2011.
            In week 43, the proportion of tests positive for parainfluenza (5.9%) and rhinoviruses (20.0%) declined slightly but remains similar to previous weeks. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained low (RSV-1.8%; adenovirus-3.0%; hMPV-1.4%; coronavirus-0.4%) (see Respiratory Viruses graph). For more details of weekly respiratory virus detections in Canada, see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/bid-bmi/dsd-dsm/rvdi-divr/index-eng.php.
            <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
            by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
            </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ar1 rowSpan=3>Reporting provinces </TH><TH id=ac1 colSpan=6>Weekly
            (October 23 to October 29, 2011)
            </TH><TH id=ac9 colSpan=6>Cumulative
            (August 29, 2010 to October 29, 2011)
            </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac2 colSpan=5 headers=ac1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac8 headers=ac1>B </TH><TH id=ac10 colSpan=5 headers=ac9>Influenza A </TH><TH id=ac16 headers=ac9>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac3 headers="ac1 ac2">A Total </TH><TH id=ac4 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac5 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac6 headers="ac1 ac2">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac7 class=noWrap headers="ac1 ac2">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac1 ac8">Total </TH><TH id=ac11 headers="ac9 ac10">A Total </TH><TH id=ac12 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H1) </TH><TH id=ac13 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H3) </TH><TH id=ac14 headers="ac9 ac10">Pand H1N1 </TH><TH id=ac15 class=noWrap headers="ac9 ac10">A (Un S)* </TH><TH headers="ac9 ac16">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=c_tar1 class=fontSize85 colSpan=13 headers=ar1>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
            Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

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            reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
            </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=br1 rowSpan=3>Age groups </TH><TH id=bc1 colSpan=5>Weekly
            (October 23 to October 29, 2011)
            </TH><TH id=bc8 colSpan=5>Cumulative
            (Aug. 29, 2010 to October 29, 2011)
            </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc2 colSpan=4 headers=bc1>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc7 headers=bc1>B </TH><TH id=bc9 colSpan=4 headers=bc8>Influenza A </TH><TH id=bc14 headers=bc8>B </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc3 headers="bc1 bc2">A Total </TH><TH id=bc4 headers="bc1 bc2">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc5 headers="bc1 bc2">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc6 headers="bc1 bc2">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc1 bc7">Total </TH><TH id=bc10 headers="bc8 bc9">A Total </TH><TH id=bc11 headers="bc8 bc9">Pandemic H1N1 </TH><TH id=bc12 headers="bc8 bc9">A/H3N2 </TH><TH id=bc13 headers="bc8 bc9">A unsubtyped </TH><TH headers="bc8 bc14">Total </TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=br9 class=fontSize85 colSpan=11 headers=br1>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

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            Detailed information on age and subtype were received on three cases this season to date. All three cases were between the ages of 20-44 years. One case was due to A(H1N1)pdm09 and the other two were unsubtyped influenza A.

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            Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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            Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses, Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012


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              Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 44

              October 30 to November 5 2011 (Week 44)

              Posted 2011-11-14
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              <HR>Overall Influenza Summary
              • Influenza activity is increasing in some regions (AB, BC & QC) but remains low in the rest of the country
              • One region (in Calgary, AB) reported localized influenza activity; five regions reported sporadic influenza activity (in BC, AB & QC)
              • In week 44, 8 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (7 A/H3 and 1 B)
              • One laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreak (due to A/H3 virus) was reported in a seniors lodge
              • Two influenza-associated paediatric hospitalizations were reported from BC
              • The national ILI consultation rate remains low
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              In week 44, one surveillance region (Calgary, AB) reported localized influenza activity and five surveillance regions within provinces (in BC, AB and QC) reported sporadic influenza activity. No data was received from regions in Nova Scotia this week (see Activity level Map).
              One laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreak (due to influenza A/H3 virus) was reported in a seniors lodge in Calgary, AB in week 44. It is the first outbreak due to influenza reported this season.
              Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 44





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              No Activity

              Sporadic Activity

              Localized Activity

              Widespread Activity



              Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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              Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


              sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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              Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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              ILI consultation rate
              The national ILI consultation rate increased slightly to 24.1 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 44 which is within the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). The highest consultation rate this week was observed among those 5 to 19 years of age (35.9 / 1,000 visits) followed by children under 5 (27.6/1,000 visits).
              Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


              Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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              Laboratory Surveillance Summary
              In week 44, 1,788 influenza tests were conducted of which 8 (0.4%) were positive for influenza. Of the positive detections, there were seven (87.5% or 7/8) A(H3) viruses (from BC, AB & ON) and one (12.5% or 1/8) B virus (from QC). Although the proportion of tests positive for influenza increased slightly this week compared to previous weeks, the proportion is still low and has remained below 0.4% since the beginning of this season.
              The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 77.5% influenza A (58% - A(H3); 6.5% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 35.5% - unsubtyped) and 22.5% influenza B.
              In week 44, the proportion of tests positive for rhinoviruses (15.8%) continued to decline while the proportion of parainfluenza virus detections increased (7.3%). The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained low (RSV-2.1%; adenovirus-3.2%; hMPV-1.3%; coronavirus-0.5%) (see Respiratory Viruses graph). For more details of weekly respiratory virus detections in Canada, see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/bid-bmi/dsd-dsm/rvdi-divr/index-eng.php.
              <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
              by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
              </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ar1 rowSpan=3>Reporting provinces</TH><TH id=ac1 colSpan=6>Weekly
              (October 30 to November 5, 2011)
              </TH><TH id=ac9 colSpan=6>Cumulative
              (August 29, 2010 to November 5, 2011)
              </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac2 colSpan=5 headers=ac1>Influenza A</TH><TH id=ac8 headers=ac1>B</TH><TH id=ac10 colSpan=5 headers=ac9>Influenza A</TH><TH id=ac16 headers=ac9>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH id=ac3 headers="ac1 ac2">A Total</TH><TH id=ac4 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H1)</TH><TH id=ac5 headers="ac1 ac2">A(H3)</TH><TH id=ac6 headers="ac1 ac2">Pand H1N1</TH><TH id=ac7 class=noWrap headers="ac1 ac2">A (Un S)*</TH><TH headers="ac1 ac8">Total</TH><TH id=ac11 headers="ac9 ac10">A Total</TH><TH id=ac12 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H1)</TH><TH id=ac13 headers="ac9 ac10">A(H3)</TH><TH id=ac14 headers="ac9 ac10">Pand H1N1</TH><TH id=ac15 class=noWrap headers="ac9 ac10">A (Un S)*</TH><TH headers="ac9 ac16">Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=c_tar1 class=fontSize85 colSpan=13 headers=ar1>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
              Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

              </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=ar2 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>BC</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac3">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac5">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac1 ac8">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac11">11</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac13">11</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar2 ac9 ac16">2</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar3 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>AB</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac3">5</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac5">5</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac11">7</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac13">5</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac14">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac10 ac15">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar3 ac9 ac16">1</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar4 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>SK</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar4 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar5 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>MB</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar5 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar6 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>ON</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac3">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac5">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac11">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac13">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar6 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar7 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>QC</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac1 ac8">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac11">11</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac14">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac10 ac15">10</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar7 ac9 ac16">6</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar8 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NB</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar8 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar9 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NS</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar9 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar10 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>PE</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar10 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar11 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>NL</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac1 ac8">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac14">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac10 ac15">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar11 ac9 ac16">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=ar12 class=bg-colour-blue headers=ar1>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac3">7</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac5">7</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac2 ac7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac1 ac8">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac11">31</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac13">18</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac14">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac10 ac15">11</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="ar1 ar12 ac9 ac16">9</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
              reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
              </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=br1 rowSpan=3>Age groups</TH><TH id=bc1 colSpan=5>Weekly
              (October 30 to November 5, 2011)
              </TH><TH id=bc8 colSpan=5>Cumulative
              (Aug. 29, 2010 to November 5, 2011)
              </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc2 colSpan=4 headers=bc1>Influenza A</TH><TH id=bc7 headers=bc1>B</TH><TH id=bc9 colSpan=4 headers=bc8>Influenza A</TH><TH id=bc14 headers=bc8>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH id=bc3 headers="bc1 bc2">A Total</TH><TH id=bc4 headers="bc1 bc2">Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH id=bc5 headers="bc1 bc2">A/H3N2</TH><TH id=bc6 headers="bc1 bc2">A unsubtyped</TH><TH headers="bc1 bc7">Total</TH><TH id=bc10 headers="bc8 bc9">A Total</TH><TH id=bc11 headers="bc8 bc9">Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH id=bc12 headers="bc8 bc9">A/H3N2</TH><TH id=bc13 headers="bc8 bc9">A unsubtyped</TH><TH headers="bc8 bc14">Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD id=br9 class=fontSize85 colSpan=11 headers=br1>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

              </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH id=br2 headers=br1>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc3">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc5">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc10">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc12">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br2 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br3 headers=br1>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br3 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br4 headers=br1>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc10">3</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc11">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc12">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc9 bc13">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br4 bc8 bc14">1</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br5 headers=br1>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br5 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br6 headers=br1>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc3">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc5">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc10">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc12">2</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br6 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br7 headers=br1>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc3">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc5">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc10">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc11">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc12">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc9 bc13">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br7 bc8 bc14">0</TD></TR><TR><TH id=br8 headers=br1>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc3">4</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc4">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc5">4</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc2 bc6">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc1 bc7">0</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc10">7</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc11">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc12">5</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc9 bc13">1</TD><TD class=alignRight headers="br1 br8 bc8 bc14">1</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
              Detailed information on age and subtype were received on eight cases this season to date. The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 25.0% were < 5 years; 50.0% were between 20-44 years of age; and 25.0% were >= 65 years.

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              Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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              Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses, Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012


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                Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 45

                November 6 to November 12 2011 (Week 45)

                Posted 2011-11-18
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                Overall Influenza Summary
                • Influenza activity continues to increase in some regions (<ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR>, <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR>) but remains low in the rest of the country
                • One region (in North region of AB) reported localized influenza activity; six regions reported sporadic influenza activity (within BC, AB, ON & QC)
                • In week 45, 11 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (7 A/H3, 2 A unsubtyped and 2 B)
                • Two influenza-associated paediatric hospitalizations were reported from BC & AB
                • The national <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> consultation rate remains low
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                In week 45, one surveillance region (North region of AB) reported localized influenza activity and six surveillance regions within BC, AB, ON and QC reported sporadic influenza activity (see Activity level Map).
                One ILI outbreak was reported in a school in the North region of AB in week 45. No laboratory tests were conducted at the school; however, influenza detections have been reported in the region.
                Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 45





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                No Activity

                Sporadic Activity

                Localized Activity

                Widespread Activity





                Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


                sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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                ILI consultation rate
                The national ILI consultation rate declined slightly to 21.9 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 45 which is within the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). The highest consultation rate this week was observed among those 5 to 19 years of age (46.8 / 1,000 visits) followed by children under 5 (40.4/1,000 visits).
                Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


                Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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                Laboratory Surveillance Summary
                In week 45, 2,037 influenza tests were conducted of which 11 (0.5%) were positive for influenza. Although the proportion of tests positive for influenza increased slightly this week compared to previous weeks, the proportion is still low and has remained below 0.6% since the beginning of this season.
                The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 79.2% influenza A (62% - A(H3); 4.8% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 33.3% - unsubtyped) and 20.8% influenza B.
                In week 45, the proportion of tests positive for rhinoviruses (13.5%) continued to decline. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained low (RSV-3.0%; parainfluenza-5.7%; adenovirus-4.2%; hMPV-2.3%; coronavirus-0.8%) (see Respiratory Viruses graph). For more details see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                (November 6 to November 12, 2011)
                </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                (August 29, 2010 to November 12, 2011)
                </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                (Un S)*
                </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from <ABBR title=Nunavut>NT</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Yukon>YT</ABBR>, and <ABBR title=Nunavut>NU</ABBR> are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
                Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>15</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>15</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>13</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>42</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>26</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                (November 6 to November 12, 2011)
                </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                (Aug. 29, 2010 to November 12, 2011)
                </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                Detailed information on age and subtype were received on 13 cases this season to date. The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 23.0% were < 5 years; 23.0% were between 5-19 years; 30.8% were between 20-44 years of age; and 15.4% were >= 65 years.

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                  Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 46

                  November 13 to November 19 2011 (Week 46)


                  Posted 2011-11-25
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                  Overall Influenza Summary
                  • Influenza activity in Canada remains low
                  • Five regions (within <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR>) reported sporadic influenza activity
                  • In week 46, 10 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (3 A/H3, 1 A/H1, 4 A unsubtyped and 2 B)
                  • One influenza-associated paediatric hospitalization was reported from QC
                  • The national <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> consultation rate remains low
                  Novel Influenza A Virus
                  • Limited human-to-human transmission of swine-origin influenza A(H3N2) virus in children in Iowa was reported by the <ABBR title="United States">US</ABBR> <ABBR title="Centers for Disease Control and Prevention">CDC</ABBR>
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                  In week 46, five surveillance regions within BC, AB, and QC reported sporadic influenza activity (see Activity level Map). No outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported this week.
                  Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory, Canada, Week 46





                  No Data

                  No Activity

                  Sporadic Activity

                  Localized Activity

                  Widespread Activity





                  Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                  Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)


                  sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                  Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012


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                  ILI consultation rate
                  The national ILI consultation rate declined to 15.7 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 46 which is within the expected levels for this time of year (see ILI graph). The highest consultation rate this week was observed in children under 5 (60.1/1,000 visits).
                  Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2008/09 seasons


                  Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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                  Laboratory Surveillance Summary
                  In week 46, 2,337 influenza tests were conducted of which 10 (0.4%) were positive for influenza. The proportion of tests positive for influenza has remained below 0.6% since the beginning of this season.
                  The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 79.4% influenza A (60% - A(H3); 6% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 34% - unsubtyped) and 20.6% influenza B.
                  In week 46, the proportion of tests positive for rhinoviruses (12.4%) continued to decline while the proportion of tests positive for <ABBR title="Respiratory syncytial virus">RSV</ABBR> has increased in recent weeks (4.4%). The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained low (parainfluenza-6.2%; adenovirus-4.1%; <ABBR title="Human metapneumovirus">hMPV</ABBR>-3.1%; coronavirus-1.0%) (see Respiratory Viruses graph). For more details see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                  <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                  by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                  </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                  (November 13 to November 19, 2011)
                  </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                  (August 29, 2010 to November 19, 2011)
                  </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                  (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                  </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                  (Un S)*
                  </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from <ABBR title=Nunavut>NT</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Yukon>YT</ABBR>, and <ABBR title=Nunavut>NU</ABBR> are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
                  Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                  </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>18</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>18</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>18</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>16</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>50</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>30</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>13</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                  reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                  </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                  (November 13 to November 19, 2011)
                  </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                  (Aug. 29, 2010 to November 19, 2011)
                  </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                  </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>26</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                  Detailed information on age and subtype were received on 35 cases this season to date. The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 25.7% were < 5 years; 8.6% were between 5-19 years; 28.6% were between 20-44 years; 14.3% were between 45-64 years of age; and 22.9% were >= 65 years.

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                  Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012


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                  Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses, Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012


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                    Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 47

                    November 20 to November 26 2011 (Week 47)

                    Posted 2011-12-02
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                    Overall Influenza Summary
                    • Influenza activity in Canada is starting to increase in some regions, but remains low overall
                    • 14 regions (within <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR>, <ABBR title="Alberta ">AB</ABBR> <ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR>) reported sporadic influenza activity
                    • In week 47, 20 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (11 A/H3, 1 A/H1, 5 A unsubtyped and 3 B)
                    • Two adult influenza hospitalizations were reported from AB & ON
                    • The national <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> consultation rate remains low
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                    In week 47, 14 surveillance regions within BC, AB, ON and QC reported sporadic influenza activity (see Figure 1). No outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported this week (Figure 3).
                    Figure 1. Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory,
                    Canada, Week 47




                    No Data

                    No Activity

                    Sporadic Activity

                    Localized Activity

                    Widespread Activity





                    Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                    Figure 2. Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or
                    localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)

                    sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                    Figure 3. Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012

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                    Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Detections

                    In week 47, 2,107 influenza tests were conducted of which 20 (0.9%) were positive for influenza. The proportion of tests positive for influenza has remained below 1.0% since the beginning of this season (Table 1 and Figure 4).
                    The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 81.6% influenza A (66% - A(H3); 6% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 27% - unsubtyped) and 18.4% influenza B (Table 1).
                    Detailed information on age and subtype were received on 48 cases this season to date (Table 2). The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 22.9% were < 5 years; 6.3% were between 5-19 years; 29.2% were between 20-44 years; 12.5% were between 45-64 years of age; and 29.2% were >= 65 years.
                    In week 47, the proportion of tests positive for rhinoviruses (12.5%) and <ABBR title="Human metapneumovirus">hMPV</ABBR> (2.7%) continued to decline. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses continued to increase, however the proportions remain low (<ABBR title="respiratory syncytial virus">RSV</ABBR>-4.7%; parainfluenza-7.1%; adenovirus-5.1%; coronavirus-1.4%) (Figure 5). For more details, see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                    <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Table 1: Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                    by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                    </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                    (November 20 to November 26, 2011)
                    </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                    (August 29, 2010 to November 26, 2011)
                    </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                    (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                    </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                    (Un S)*
                    </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from <ABBR title=Nunavut>NT</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Yukon>YT</ABBR>, and <ABBR title=Nunavut>NU</ABBR> are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
                    Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                    </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>23</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>23</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>16</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>62</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>41</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                    <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 2. Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                    reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                    </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                    (November 20 to November 26, 2011)
                    </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                    (Aug. 29, 2010 to November 26, 2011)
                    </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                    </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>36</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>15</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                    Figure 4. Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada,
                    by report week, 2011-2012

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                    Figure 5. Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses,
                    Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012

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                      Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 48

                      November 27 to December 3 2011 (Week 48)

                      Posted 2011-12-09
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                      Overall Influenza Summary
                      • Influenza activity in Canada is starting to increase in more regions compared to previous weeks
                      • Three regions (within <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR>, <ABBR title="Alberta ">AB</ABBR>) reported localized influenza activity and eight regions (within BC, AB, <ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR> & <ABBR title="New Brunswick ">NB</ABBR>) reported sporadic influenza activity
                      • Three outbreaks of influenza or <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> were reported this week
                      • In week 48, 16 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (9 A/H3, 1 A/H1, 2 A unsubtyped and 4 B)
                      • Three influenza hospitalizations were reported this week (2 paediatric and 1 adult)
                      • The national ILI consultation rate increased slightly from previous weeks but remains within expected levels
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                      In week 48, three surveillance regions (within BC & AB) reported localized activity and 8 regions (within BC, AB, SK, ON, QC & NB) reported sporadic influenza activity (see Figure 1). Three outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported this week: 1 in a long-term care facility (BC), 1 in a school (AB) and 1 other outbreak (AB) (Figure 3).
                      Figure 1. Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory,
                      Canada, Week 48




                      No Data

                      No Activity

                      Sporadic Activity

                      Localized Activity

                      Widespread Activity





                      Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                      Figure 2. Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or
                      localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)

                      sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                      Figure 3. Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012

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                      Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Detections

                      In week 48, 2,428 influenza tests were conducted of which 16 (0.7%) were positive for influenza. The proportion of tests positive for influenza has remained below 1.0% since the beginning of this season (Table 1 and Figure 4).
                      The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 80.6% influenza A (68% - A(H3); 7% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 25% - unsubtyped) and 19.4% influenza B (Table 1).
                      Detailed information on age and subtype were received on 58 cases this season to date (Table 2). The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 27.6% were < 5 years; 5.2% were between 5-19 years; 29.3% were between 20-44 years; 12.1% were between 45-64 years of age; and 25.9% were ≥ 65 years.
                      In week 48, the proportion of tests positive for <ABBR title="Respiratory syncytial virus">RSV</ABBR> continued to increase (7.4%). The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained stable or declined from previous weeks (rhinovirus-8.6%; parainfluenza-6.1%; adenovirus-4.6%; <ABBR title="Human metapneumovirus">hMPV</ABBR>-3.7; coronavirus-0.9%) (Figure 5). For more details, see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                      <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Table 1: Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                      by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                      </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                      (November 27 to December 3, 2011)
                      </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                      (August 29, 2010 to December 3, 2011)
                      </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                      (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                      </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                      (Un S)*
                      </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from <ABBR title=Nunavut>NT</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Yukon>YT</ABBR>, and <ABBR title=Nunavut>NU</ABBR> are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
                      Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                      </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>28</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>28</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>19</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>16</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>15</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>75</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>51</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>19</TD><TD class=alignRight>18</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                      <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 2. Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                      reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                      </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                      (November 27 to December 3, 2011)
                      </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                      (Aug. 29, 2010 to December 3, 2011)
                      </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                      </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>13</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>44</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>22</TD><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                      Figure 4. Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada,
                      by report week, 2011-2012

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                      Figure 5. Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses,
                      Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012

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                      Influenza strain characterizations

                      Since the start of the season, the National Microbiology Laboratory (<ABBR title="National Microbiology Laboratory">NML</ABBR>) has antigenically characterized 13 influenza viruses (7 A/H3N2, 1 A/H1N1 and 5 B). All seven A/H3N2 viruses (from BC, AB & ON) are antigenically related to A/Perth/16/2009. The A/H1N1 virus (from QC) is antigenically related to A/California/07/2009. Three of the influenza B viruses characterized (from AB & QC) are antigenically related to the vaccine strain B/Brisbane/60/2008 (Victoria lineage). The other two influenza B viruses (from BC) are antigenically related to the reference virus B/Wisconsin/01/2010-like, which belongs to the Yamagata lineage. (Figure 6)
                      Figure 6. Influenza strain characterizations, Canada, 2011-2012, N = 13

                      Note: The recommended components for the 2011-2012 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine include: A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2), A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) and B/Brisbane/60/2008
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                      Antiviral resistance

                      Since the beginning of the season, NML has tested 13 influenza viruses (seven A/H3N2, one A/H1N1 and five B) for resistance to oseltamivir (by phenotypic assay and/or sequencing) and for resistance to zanamivir (by phenotypic assay) and it was found that all 13 viruses were susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir. Ten A/H3N2 viruses were tested for amantadine resistance and all 10 were found to be resistant. (Table 3)
                      <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 3. Antiviral resistance by influenza virus type and subtype, Canada, 2011-2012 </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=2 scope=col>Virus type and subtype</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Oseltamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Zanamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Amantadine</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H3N2)</TH><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0 </TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>10 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H1N1)</TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>B</TH><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>TOTAL</TH><TD class=alignRight>13</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>13</TD><TD class=alignRight>0 </TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>10 (100%)</TD></TR></TBODY><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=7 scope=row><SUP>*</SUP> NA not applicable</TD></TR></TFOOT></TABLE>

                      Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate

                      The national ILI consultation rate increased slightly to 23.0 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 48 which is within the expected levels for this time of year (Figure 7). The highest consultation rates this week were observed in children under 5 (66.9/1,000 visits) and those 5 to 19 years old (44.8/1,000).
                      Figure 7. Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2010/11 seasons (with pandemic data suppressed)

                      Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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                      Severe Illness Surveillance

                      Paediatric Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                      In week 48, two new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated paediatric (16 years of age and under) hospitalizations (from BC and AB) were reported through the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (<ABBR title="Immunization Monitoring Program Active">IMPACT</ABBR>) network. One case tested positive for influenza A(H3N2) virus infection and the other case was positive for influenza A (unsubtyped).
                      Seven cases have been reported this season to date (from BC, AB & QC); all of which were due to influenza A. The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 14.3% among infants <6 months of age; 14.3% among children 6-24 months of age; 42.9% were between 2-4 years; 14.3% were between 5-9 years; and 14.3% were between 10-16 years.

                      Adult Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                      In week 48, one new laboratory-confirmed adult influenza hospitalization was reported from AB due to influenza A/H3N2. The case was between 45-64 years of age.
                      To date this season, 8 adult influenza hospitalizations have been reported from two provinces (AB & ON). The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 12.5% were in those 20-44 years of age; 25.0% were in those 45-64 years of age and 62.5% were in those > 65 years.
                      Note: Adult influenza hospitalizations are not reported to PHAC by the following Provinces: BC, QC, & NB. Only hospitalizations that require intensive medical care are reported by SK.

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                        Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 49

                        December 4 to December 10 2011 (Week 49)

                        Posted 2011-12-16
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                        Overall Influenza Summary
                        • Influenza activity in Canada is increasing in more regions compared to previous weeks
                        • Two regions (within <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR>) reported localized influenza activity and 10 regions (within BC, <ABBR title="Alberta ">AB</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR>) reported sporadic influenza activity
                        • Two outbreaks of influenza in long-term care facilities were reported this week
                        • In week 49, 19 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (10 A/H3, 7 A unsubtyped and 2 B)
                        • Three influenza hospitalizations were reported this week (2 paediatric and 1 adult)
                        • The national <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> consultation rate declined to slightly below expected levels in week 49
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                        In week 49, two surveillance regions (within BC & SK) reported localized activity and 10 regions (within BC, AB, ON & QC) reported sporadic influenza activity (see Figure 1). Two outbreaks of influenza were reported this week; both were in long-term care facilities (in BC & SK) (Figure 3).
                        Figure 1. Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory,
                        Canada, Week 49









                        Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                        Figure 2. Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or
                        localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)

                        sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                        Figure 3. Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012

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                        Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Detections

                        In week 49, 2,609 influenza tests were conducted of which 29 (1.1%) were positive for influenza. The proportion of tests positive for influenza has remained low since the beginning of this (Table 1 and Figure 4).
                        The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 81.5% influenza A (64% - A(H3); 5% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 31% - unsubtyped) and 18.5% influenza B (Table 1).
                        Detailed information on age and type/subtype were received on 74 cases this season to date (Table 2). The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 28.4% were < 5 years; 8.1% were between 5-19 years; 27.0% were between 20-44 years; 9.5% were between 45-64 years of age; and 27.0% were ≥ 65 years.
                        In week 49, the proportion of tests positive for <ABBR title="Respiratory syncytial virus">RSV </ABBR>(10.7%) and human metapneumovirus (4.9%) continued to increase. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained similar to previous weeks (rhinovirus-8.6%; parainfluenza-5.4%; adenovirus-5.4%; coronavirus-1.6%) (Figure 5). For more details, see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                        <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Table 1: Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                        by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                        </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                        (December 4 to December 10, 2011)
                        </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                        (August 29, 2010 to December 10, 2011)
                        </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                        (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                        </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                        (Un S)*
                        </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from <ABBR title=Nunavut>NT</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Yukon>YT</ABBR>, and <ABBR title=Nunavut>NU</ABBR> are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces.
                        Note: Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                        </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>30</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>30</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>30</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>24</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>25</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>23</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>97</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>62</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>30</TD><TD class=alignRight>22</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                        <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 2. Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                        reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                        </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                        (December 4 to December 10, 2011)
                        </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                        (Aug. 29, 2010 to December 10, 2011)
                        </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                        </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>16</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>58</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>30</TD><TD class=alignRight>23</TD><TD class=alignRight>16</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                        Figure 4. Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada,
                        by report week, 2011-2012

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                        Figure 5. Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses,
                        Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012

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                        Influenza strain characterizations

                        Since the start of the season, the National Microbiology Laboratory (<ABBR title="National Microbiology Laboratory">NML</ABBR>) has antigenically characterized 27 influenza viruses (18 A/H3N2, 2 A/H1N1 and 7 B). All 18 A/H3N2 viruses (from BC, AB & ON) are antigenically related to A/Perth/16/2009. The two A/H1N1 viruses (from QC) are antigenically related to A/California/07/2009. Three of the influenza B viruses characterized (from AB & QC) are antigenically related to the vaccine strain B/Brisbane/60/2008 (Victoria lineage). The other four influenza B viruses (from BC, AB & NB) are antigenically related to the reference virus B/Wisconsin/01/2010-like, which belongs to the Yamagata lineage. (Figure 6)
                        Figure 6. Influenza strain characterizations, Canada, 2011-2012, N = 13

                        Note: The recommended components for the 2011-2012 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine include: A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2), A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) and B/Brisbane/60/2008
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                        Antiviral resistance

                        Since the beginning of the season, NML has tested 27 influenza viruses (18 A/H3N2, two A/H1N1 and seven B) for resistance to oseltamivir (by phenotypic assay and/or sequencing) and for resistance to zanamivir (by phenotypic assay) and it was found that all 27 viruses were susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir. A total of 24 influenza A viruses (23 H3N2 and 1 H1N1) were tested for amantadine resistance and all 24 were found to be resistant. (Table 3)
                        <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 3. Antiviral resistance by influenza virus type and subtype, Canada, 2011-2012 </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=2 scope=col>Virus type and subtype</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Oseltamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Zanamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Amantadine</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H3N2)</TH><TD class=alignRight>18</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>18</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>23</TD><TD class=alignRight>23 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H1N1)</TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1(100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>B</TH><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>TOTAL</TH><TD class=alignRight>27</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>27</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>24</TD><TD class=alignRight>24 (100%)</TD></TR></TBODY><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=7 scope=row><SUP>*</SUP> NA not applicable</TD></TR></TFOOT></TABLE>

                        Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate

                        The national ILI consultation rate declined to 16.2 consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 49 which is slightly below the expected levels for this time of year (Figure 7). The highest consultation rates this week were observed in children under 5 (48.2/1,000 visits) and those 5 to 19 years old (27.6/1,000).
                        Figure 7. Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2010/11 seasons (with pandemic data suppressed)

                        Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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                        Severe Illness Surveillance

                        Paediatric Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                        In week 49, two new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated paediatric (16 years of age and under) hospitalizations (from BC) were reported through the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (<ABBR title="Immunization Monitoring Program Active">IMPACT</ABBR>) network. Both cases tested positive for influenza A (unsubtyped) and were between 5-9 years of age.
                        Ten cases have been reported this season to date (from BC, AB & QC); all of which were due to influenza A. The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 10.0% among infants <6 months of age; 10.0% among children 6-24 months of age; 40.0% were between 2-4 years; 30.0% were between 5-9 years; and 10.0% were between 10-16 years.

                        Adult Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                        In week 49, one new laboratory-confirmed adult influenza hospitalization was reported from AB due to influenza A/H3N2. The case was between 20-44 years of age.

                        To date this season, 9 adult influenza hospitalizations have been reported from two provinces (AB & ON). The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 11.1% were in those 20-44 years of age; 33.3% were in those 45-64 years of age and 55.6% were in those > 65 years.

                        Note: Adult influenza hospitalizations are not reported to PHAC by the following Provinces: BC, QC, & NB. Only hospitalizations that require intensive medical care are reported by SK.

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                          Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 50

                          December 11 to December 17 2011 (Week 50)

                          Posted 2011-12-23
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                          Overall Influenza Summary
                          • Influenza activity in Canada has remained similar to previous weeks
                          • One region (within <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR>) reported localized influenza activity and 9 regions (within BC, <ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR>) reported sporadic influenza activity
                          • One outbreak of influenza in long-term care facility was reported this week
                          • In week 50, 63 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (51 A/H3, 3 A/H1, 7 A unsubtyped and 2 B)
                          • Two influenza hospitalizations were reported this week (1 paediatric and 1 adult)
                          • The national <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> consultation rate increased compared to the previous week but remains within expected levels for this time of year.
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                          In week 50, one surveillance region (within BC) reported localized activity and 9 regions (within BC, SK, ON & QC) reported sporadic influenza activity. Note that no information was received from AB this week (see Figure 1). One outbreaks of influenza was reported this week in a long-term care facility in BC (Figure 3).
                          Figure 1. Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory,
                          Canada, Week 50









                          Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                          Figure 2. Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or
                          localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)

                          sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                          Figure 3. Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012

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                          Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Detections

                          In week 50, the proportion of positive influenza tests increased to 2.1% (63/3,009) (Table 1 and Figure 4). Of the provinces reporting positive influenza detections, the proportion of tests positive ranged from a high of 21.4% in BC to a low of 0.7% in ON & QC.
                          The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 85.7% influenza A (74% - A(H3); 5% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 21% - unsubtyped) and 14.3% influenza B (Table 1).
                          Detailed information on age and type/subtype were received on 188 cases this season to date (Table 2). The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 20.2% were < 5 years; 10.1% were between 5-19 years; 28.2% were between 20-44 years; 13.3% were between 45-64 years of age; and 28.2% were >= 65 years.
                          In week 50, the proportion of tests positive for <ABBR title="Respiratory syncytial virus">RSV</ABBR> (11.8%) continued to increase. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses declined from the previous week (rhinovirus-8.3%; parainfluenza-4.4%; adenovirus-3.9%; <ABBR title="Human metapneumovirus">hMPV</ABBR>-5.4%; coronavirus-1.4%) (Figure 5). For more details, see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                          <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Table 1: Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                          by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                          </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                          (December 11 to December 17, 2011)
                          </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                          (August 29, 2010 to December 17, 2011)
                          </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                          (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                          </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                          (Un S)*
                          </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces. Note: Weekly data is based on week of positive lab detection. Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                          </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>32</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>32</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>62</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>62</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD><TD class=alignCenter>38</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>35</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD><TD class=alignCenter>2</TD><TD class=alignCenter>4</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>9</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>9</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>6</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD><TD class=alignCenter>17</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>10</TD><TD class=alignCenter>5</TD><TD class=alignCenter>2</TD><TD class=alignCenter>4</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>5</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>5</TD><TD class=alignCenter>2</TD><TD class=alignCenter>30</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>2</TD><TD class=alignCenter>28</TD><TD class=alignCenter>14</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignCenter>59</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>51</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>5</TD><TD class=alignCenter>4</TD><TD class=alignCenter>156</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>116</TD><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>32</TD><TD class=alignCenter>26</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                          <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 2. Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                          reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                          </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                          (December 11 to December 17, 2011)
                          </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                          (Aug. 29, 2010 to December 17, 2011)
                          </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                          </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>5</TD><TD class=alignCenter>2</TD><TD class=alignCenter>32</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>21</TD><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>6</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignCenter>4</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>4</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD><TD class=alignCenter>16</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>15</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignCenter>12</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>12</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>47</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>36</TD><TD class=alignCenter>8</TD><TD class=alignCenter>6</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>21</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>18</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>4</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignCenter>20</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>19</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>49</TD><TD class=alignCenter>1</TD><TD class=alignCenter>42</TD><TD class=alignCenter>6</TD><TD class=alignCenter>4</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignCenter>47</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>41</TD><TD class=alignCenter>6</TD><TD class=alignCenter>3</TD><TD class=alignCenter>165</TD><TD class=alignCenter>7</TD><TD class=alignCenter>132</TD><TD class=alignCenter>26</TD><TD class=alignCenter>23</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                          Figure 4. Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada,
                          by report week, 2011-2012

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                          Figure 5. Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses,
                          Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012

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                          Influenza strain characterizations

                          Since the start of the season, the National Microbiology Laboratory (<ABBR title="National Microbiology Laboratory">NML</ABBR>) has antigenically characterized 34 influenza viruses (19 A/H3N2, 5 A/H1N1 and 10 B). All 19 A/H3N2 viruses (from BC, AB & ON) are antigenically related to A/Perth/16/2009. All 5 A/H1N1 viruses (from QC & ON) are antigenically related to A/California/07/2009. Four of the influenza B viruses characterized (from AB, ON & QC) are antigenically related to the vaccine strain B/Brisbane/60/2008 (Victoria lineage). The other 6 influenza B viruses (from BC, AB, ON & NB) are antigenically related to the reference virus B/Wisconsin/01/2010-like, which belongs to the Yamagata lineage. (Figure 6)
                          Figure 6. Influenza strain characterizations, Canada, 2011-2012, N = 34

                          Note: The recommended components for the 2011-2012 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine include: A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2), A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) and B/Brisbane/60/2008.

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                          Antiviral resistance

                          Since the beginning of the season, NML has tested 34 influenza viruses (19 A/H3N2, 5 A/H1N1 and 10 B) for resistance to oseltamivir (by phenotypic assay and/or sequencing) and for resistance to zanamivir (by phenotypic assay) and it was found that all 34 viruses were susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir. A total of 26 influenza A viruses (24 H3N2 and 2 H1N1) were tested for amantadine resistance and all 26 were found to be resistant. (Table 3)
                          <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 3. Antiviral resistance by influenza virus type and subtype, Canada, 2011-2012 </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=2 scope=col>Virus type and subtype</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Oseltamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Zanamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Amantadine</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=7 scope=row><SUP>*</SUP> NA not applicable</TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H3N2)</TH><TD class=alignCenter>19</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>19</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>24</TD><TD class=alignCenter>24 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H1N1)</TH><TD class=alignCenter>5</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>5</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>2</TD><TD class=alignCenter>2 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>B</TH><TD class=alignCenter>10</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>10</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>NA*</TD><TD class=alignCenter>NA*</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>TOTAL</TH><TD class=alignCenter>34</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>34</TD><TD class=alignCenter>0</TD><TD class=alignCenter>26</TD><TD class=alignCenter>26 (100%)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

                          Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate

                          The national ILI consultation rate increased to 25.7 ILI consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 50 which is within the expected levels for this time of year (Figure 7). The highest consultation rates this week were observed in children under 5 (64.9/1,000 visits) and those 5 to 19 years old (45.3/1,000).
                          Figure 7. Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2010/11 seasons (with pandemic data suppressed)

                          Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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                          Paediatric Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                          In week 50, one new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated paediatric (16 years of age and under) hospitalization (from BC) was reported through the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (<ABBR title="Immunization Monitoring Program Active">IMPACT</ABBR>) network. The case tested positive for influenza A (unsubtyped) and was between 2-4 years of age.

                          Thirteen cases have been reported this season to date (from BC, AB & QC); all of which were due to influenza A. The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 15.4% among infants <6 months of age; 7.7% among children 6-24 months of age; 38.5% were between 2-4 years; 23.1% were between 5-9 years; and 15.4% were between 10-16 years.

                          Adult Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                          In week 50, one new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated adult hospitalization was reported from ON due to influenza A. The case was > 65 years of age.

                          To date this season, 10 influenza-associated adult hospitalizations have been reported from two provinces (AB & ON). The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 20% were in those 20-44 years of age; 20% were in those 45-64 years of age and 60% were in those > 65 years.
                          Note: Influenza-associated adult hospitalizations are not reported to PHAC by the following Provinces: BC, QC, & NB. Only hospitalizations that require intensive medical care are reported by SK.

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                            Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 50

                            December 18 to December 24 2011 (Week 51)

                            Posted 2012-01-03
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                            Overall Influenza Summary
                            • Influenza activity in Canada has remained similar to previous weeks
                            • One region (within <ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR>) reported localized influenza activity and 7 regions (within <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR>, SK & <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR>) reported sporadic influenza activity
                            • One outbreak of influenza in a long-term care facility was reported this week
                            • In week 51, 49 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (47 A/H3 and 2 B)
                            • Two paediatric influenza hospitalizations were reported this week
                            • The national <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> consultation rate remains within expected levels for this time of year.
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                            In week 51, one surveillance region (within SK) reported localized activity and 7 regions (within BC, SK & QC) reported sporadic influenza activity. Note that data was not received from several provinces and territories this week: <ABBR title="Alberta ">AB</ABBR>, <ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR>, <ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR>, <ABBR title="Prince Edward Island">PEI</ABBR> and <ABBR title="Northwest Territories">NT</ABBR> (see Figure 1). One outbreak of influenza was reported this week in a long-term care facility in SK (Figure 3).
                            Figure 1. Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory,
                            Canada, Week 51









                            Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                            Figure 2. Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or
                            localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)

                            sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                            Figure 3. Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012

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                            Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Detections

                            In week 51, the proportion of positive influenza tests increased to 4.3% (49/1,129) (Figure 4 & 5). Note that laboratory findings from <ABBR title=Newfoundland/Labrador>NL</ABBR>, QC, <ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR> and the majority of laboratories in ON were not received this week. Of the provinces reporting positive influenza detections, the proportion of tests positive ranged from a high of 18.1% in BC to a low of 1.0% in ON.
                            The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 87.9% influenza A (80% - A(H3); 4% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 16% - unsubtyped) and 12.1% influenza B (Table 1).
                            Detailed information on age and type/subtype were received on 229 cases this season to date (Table 2). The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 19.2% were < 5 years; 11.4% were between 5-19 years; 27.1% were between 20-44 years; 13.5% were between 45-64 years of age; and 28.8% were ≥ 65 years.
                            In week 51, the proportion of tests positive for RSV (9.8%) declined meanwhile the proportion positive for hMPV increased to 10.4%. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained similar to previous weeks (rhinovirus-9.8%; parainfluenza-6.2%; adenovirus-2.8%; coronavirus-1.7%) (Figure 5). For more details, see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                            <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Table 1: Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                            by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                            </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                            (December 18 to December 24, 2011)
                            </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                            (August 29, 2010 to December 24, 2011)
                            </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                            (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                            </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                            (Un S)*
                            </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces. Note: Weekly data is based on week of positive lab detection. Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                            </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>25</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>25</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>87</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>87</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>46</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>43</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>21</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>21</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>19</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>30</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>28</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight>47</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>47</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>203</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>163</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>32</TD><TD class=alignRight>28</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                            <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 2. Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                            reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                            </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                            (December 18 to December 24, 2011)
                            </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                            (Aug. 29, 2010 to December 24, 2011)
                            </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                            </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>38</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>27</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>23</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>22</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>56</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>45</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>27</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>24</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>61</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>54</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight>31</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>31</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>205</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>172</TD><TD class=alignRight>26</TD><TD class=alignRight>24</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                            Figure 4. Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada,
                            by report week, 2011-2012

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                            Figure 5. Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses,
                            Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012

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                            Influenza strain characterizations

                            Since the start of the season, the National Microbiology Laboratory (<ABBR title="National Microbiology Laboratory">NML</ABBR>) has antigenically characterized 38 influenza viruses (19 A/H3N2, 6 A/H1N1 and 13 B). All 19 A/H3N2 viruses (from BC, AB & ON) are antigenically related to A/Perth/16/2009. All 6 A/H1N1 viruses (from QC & ON) are antigenically related to A/California/07/2009. Six of the influenza B viruses characterized (from AB, ON & QC) are antigenically related to the vaccine strain B/Brisbane/60/2008 (Victoria lineage). The other 7 influenza B viruses (from BC, AB, ON, QC & NB) are antigenically related to the reference virus B/Wisconsin/01/2010-like, which belongs to the Yamagata lineage. (Figure 6)
                            Figure 6. Influenza strain characterizations, Canada, 2011-2012, N = 38

                            Note: The recommended components for the 2011-2012 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine include: A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2), A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) and B/Brisbane/60/2008.

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                            Antiviral resistance

                            Since the beginning of the season, NML has tested 34 influenza viruses (19 A/H3N2, 5 A/H1N1 and 10 B) for resistance to oseltamivir (by phenotypic assay and/or sequencing) and for resistance to zanamivir (by phenotypic assay) and it was found that all 34 viruses were susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir. A total of 29 influenza A viruses (24 H3N2 and 5 H1N1) were tested for amantadine resistance and all 29 were found to be resistant. (Table 3)
                            <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 3. Antiviral resistance by influenza virus type and subtype, Canada, 2011-2012 </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=2 scope=col>Virus type and subtype</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Oseltamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Zanamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Amantadine</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=7 scope=row><SUP>*</SUP> NA not applicable</TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H3N2)</TH><TD class=alignRight>19</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>19</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>24</TD><TD class=alignRight>24 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H1N1)</TH><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>5 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>B</TH><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>TOTAL</TH><TD class=alignRight>34</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>34</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>29</TD><TD class=alignRight>29 (100%)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

                            Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate

                            The national ILI consultation rate increased slightly from previous week to 25.9 ILI consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 51 but is within the expected levels for this time of year (Figure 7). The highest consultation rates this week were observed in children under 5 (70.6/1,000 visits) and those 5 to 19 years old (36.7/1,000).
                            Figure 7. Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2010/11 seasons (with pandemic data suppressed)

                            Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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                            Severe Illness Surveillance

                            Paediatric Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                            In week 51, two new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated paediatric (16 years of age and under) hospitalizations (from BC) were reported through the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (<ABBR title="Immunization Monitoring Program Active">IMPACT</ABBR>) network. Both cases tested positive for influenza A (unsubtyped). The first case was <6 months of age and the other was between 10-16 years of age.
                            Fifteen cases have been reported this season to date (from BC, AB & QC); all of which were due to influenza A. The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 13.3% among infants <6 months of age; 6.7% among children 6-24 months of age; 40.0% were between 2-4 years; 20.0% were between 5-9 years; and 20.0% were between 10-16 years.

                            Adult Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                            In week 51, no new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated adult hospitalizations were reported.

                            To date this season, 10 influenza-associated adult hospitalizations have been reported from two provinces (AB & ON). The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 20% were in those 20-44 years of age; 20% were in those 45-64 years of age and 60% were in those ≥ 65 years.
                            Note: Influenza-associated adult hospitalizations are not reported to PHAC by the following Provinces: BC, QC, & NB. Only hospitalizations that require intensive medical care are reported by SK.

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                              Re: Canada FluWatch Weekly Reports 2011-2012 Season Week 52

                              December 25 to December 31 2011 (Week 52)

                              Posted 2012-01-06
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                              Overall Influenza Summary
                              • Influenza activity in Canada is increasing in some regions but remains low in most areas of the country
                              • Three regions (within <ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR>) reported localized influenza activity and 13 regions (within BC, <ABBR title="Alberta ">AB</ABBR>, SK, <ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR> & <ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR>) reported sporadic influenza activity
                              • Three outbreaks of influenza in a long-term care facilities were reported this week
                              • In week 52, 73 laboratory detections of influenza were reported (42 A/H3, 1 A(H1N1)pdm09, 15 A unsubtyped and 15 B)
                              • Seven paediatric influenza hospitalizations were reported this week (in BC, AB, ON & QC)
                              • The national <ABBR title="Influenza-like illness">ILI</ABBR> consultation rate increased this week compared to previous weeks but remains within expected levels for this time of year.
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                              In week 52, three surveillance regions (within BC & SK) reported localized activity and 13 regions (within BC, AB, SK, ON & QC) reported sporadic influenza activity. Note that data was not received from <ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR> this week (see Figure 1). Three outbreaks of influenza were reported this week, all in long-term care facilities (2 in BC and 1 in SK) (Figure 3).
                              Figure 1. Map of overall Influenza activity level by province and territory,
                              Canada, Week 52









                              Note: Influenza activity levels, as represented on this map, are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health, based on laboratory confirmations, sentinel ILI rates (see graphs and tables) and reported outbreaks. Please refer to detailed definitions on the last page. For areas where no data is reported, late reports from these provinces and territories will appear on the FluWatch website.
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                              Figure 2. Number of influenza surveillance regions<SUP title="sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in"></SUP> reporting widespread or
                              localized influenza activity, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 (N=56)

                              sub-regions within the province or territory as defined by the provincial/territorial epidemiologist. Graph may change as late returns come in.
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                              Figure 3. Overall Number of Influenza Outbreaks, Canada, by Report Week, 2011-2012

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                              Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Detections

                              In week 52, the proportion of positive influenza tests increased slightly to 2.6% (73/2,789) (Figure 4 & 5). ). Of the provinces reporting positive influenza detections, the proportion of tests positive ranged from a high of 19.7% in SK to a low of 0.8% in AB.
                              The proportion of influenza virus detections by type/subtype this season to date is as follows: 84.6% influenza A (76% - A(H3); 6% - A(H1N1)pdm09; 18% - unsubtyped) and 15.4% influenza B (Table 1).
                              Detailed information on age and type/subtype were received on 299 cases this season to date (Table 2). The proportions of cases by age group are as follows: 21.4% were < 5 years; 11.4% were between 5-19 years; 24.7% were between 20-44 years; 14.7% were between 45-64 years of age; and 27.8% were ≥ 65 years.
                              In week 52, the proportion of tests positive for <ABBR title="Respiratory syncytial virus">RSV</ABBR> continued to increase (19.8%), with the highest percent positives being reported in <ABBR title="New Brunswick ">NB</ABBR>, NS, QC and ON. The proportion of positive tests for the other respiratory viruses remained similar to previous weeks (rhinovirus-6.5%; parainfluenza-3.6%; adenovirus-3.9%; <ABBR title="Human metapneumovirus">hMPV</ABBR>-7.8%; coronavirus-3.4%) (Figure 5). For more details, see the weekly Respiratory Virus Detections in Canada report.
                              <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION class=alignCenter>Table 1: Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens
                              by Provincial Laboratories, Canada, 2011-2012
                              </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Reporting provinces</TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                              (December 24 to December 31, 2011)
                              </TH><TH colSpan=6 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                              (August 29, 2010 to December 31, 2011)
                              </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-blue><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                              (<ABBR title=unsubtyped>Un S</ABBR>)*
                              </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>A(H1)</TH><TH scope=col>A(H3)</TH><TH scope=col>Pand H1N1</TH><TH class=noWrap scope=col>A
                              (Un S)*
                              </TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=13>* Unsubtyped: The specimen was typed as influenza A, but no test for subtyping was performed. Specimens from NT, YT, and NU are sent to reference laboratories in other provinces. Note: Weekly data is based on week of positive lab detection. Cumulative data includes updates to previous weeks; due to reporting delays, the sum of weekly report totals do not add up to cumulative totals.

                              </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="British Columbia ">BC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>20</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>20</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>107</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>107</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Alberta>AB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>12</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>58</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>54</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Saskatchewan>SK</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>35</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>31</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Manitoba>MB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Ontario>ON</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>32</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>15</TD><TD class=alignRight>13</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>16</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title=Quebec>QC</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>42</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>39</TD><TD class=alignRight>20</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="New Brunswick">NB</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Nova Scotia ">NS</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Prince Edward Island ">PE</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row><ABBR title="Newfoundland/Labrador ">NL</ABBR></TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH class=bg-colour-blue scope=row>Canada</TH><TD class=alignRight>58</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>42</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>15</TD><TD class=alignRight>15</TD><TD class=alignRight>274</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>207</TD><TD class=alignRight>17</TD><TD class=alignRight>50</TD><TD class=alignRight>50</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                              <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 2. Weekly & Cumulative numbers of positive influenza specimens by age groups
                              reported through case-based laboratory reporting, Canada, 2011-2012*
                              </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=3 scope=col>Age groups</TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Weekly
                              (December 24 to December 31, 2011)
                              </TH><TH colSpan=5 scope=colgroup>Cumulative
                              (Aug. 29, 2010 to December 31, 2011)
                              </TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH><TH colSpan=4 scope=colgroup>Influenza A</TH><TH scope=col>B</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH><TH scope=col>A Total</TH><TH scope=col>Pandemic H1N1</TH><TH scope=col>A/H3N2</TH><TH scope=col>A unsubtyped</TH><TH scope=col>Total</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=11>* Please note that this table reflects the number of specimens for which demographic information was reported. These represent a subset of all positive influenza cases reported. Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

                              </TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH scope=row>< 5</TH><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>3</TD><TD class=alignRight>52</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>36</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>12</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>5-19</TH><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>28</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>26</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>20-44</TH><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>9</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>67</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>55</TD><TD class=alignRight>8</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>45-64</TH><TD class=alignRight>11</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>10</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>39</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>35</TD><TD class=alignRight>4</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>65+</TH><TD class=alignRight>13</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>13</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>76</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>69</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>7</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Unknown</TH><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD></TR><TR><TH scope=row>Total</TH><TD class=alignRight>46</TD><TD class=alignRight>1</TD><TD class=alignRight>43</TD><TD class=alignRight>2</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>262</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>221</TD><TD class=alignRight>27</TD><TD class=alignRight>37</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                              Figure 4. Influenza tests reported and percentage of tests positive, Canada,
                              by report week, 2011-2012

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                              Figure 5. Percent positive influenza tests, compared to other respiratory viruses,
                              Canada, by reporting week, 2011-2012

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                              Influenza strain characterizations

                              Since the start of the season, the National Microbiology Laboratory (<ABBR title="National Microbiology Laboratory">NML</ABBR>) has antigenically characterized 47 influenza viruses (26 A/H3N2, 6 A/H1N1 and 15 B). All 26 A/H3N2 viruses (from BC, AB & ON) are antigenically related to A/Perth/16/2009. All 6 A/H1N1 viruses (from QC & ON) are antigenically related to A/California/07/2009. Seven of the influenza B viruses characterized (from BC, AB, ON & QC) are antigenically related to the vaccine strain B/Brisbane/60/2008 (Victoria lineage). The other 8 influenza B viruses (from BC, AB, ON & NB) are antigenically related to the reference virus B/Wisconsin/01/2010-like, which belongs to the Yamagata lineage. (Figure 6)
                              Figure 6. Influenza strain characterizations, Canada, 2011-2012, N = 47

                              Note: The recommended components for the 2011-2012 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine include: A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2), A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) and B/Brisbane/60/2008.

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                              Antiviral resistance

                              Since the beginning of the season, NML has tested 45 influenza viruses (25 A/H3N2, 6 A/H1N1 and 14 B) for resistance to oseltamivir (by phenotypic assay and/or sequencing) and for resistance to zanamivir (by phenotypic assay) and it was found that all 45 viruses were susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir. A total of 29 influenza A viruses (24 H3N2 and 5 H1N1) were tested for amantadine resistance and all 29 were found to be resistant. (Table 3)
                              <TABLE class=widthFull border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><CAPTION>Table 3. Antiviral resistance by influenza virus type and subtype, Canada, 2011-2012 </CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH rowSpan=2 scope=col>Virus type and subtype</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Oseltamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Zanamivir</TH><TH colSpan=2 scope=colgroup>Amantadine</TH></TR><TR class=bg-colour-yellow><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH><TH scope=col># tested</TH><TH scope=col># resistant (%)</TH></TR></THEAD><TFOOT><TR><TD class=fontSize85 colSpan=7 scope=row><SUP>*</SUP> NA not applicable</TD></TR></TFOOT><TBODY><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H3N2)</TH><TD class=alignRight>25</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>25</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>24</TD><TD class=alignRight>24 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>A (H1N1)</TH><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>6</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>5</TD><TD class=alignRight>5 (100%)</TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>B</TH><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>14</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD><TD class=alignRight>NA<SUP>* </SUP></TD></TR><TR><TH class="alignLeft bg-colour-blue" scope=row>TOTAL</TH><TD class=alignRight>45</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>45</TD><TD class=alignRight>0</TD><TD class=alignRight>29</TD><TD class=alignRight>29 (100%)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

                              Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate

                              The national ILI consultation rate increased from previous weeks to 33.8 ILI consultations per 1,000 patient visits in week 52 and is within the expected levels for this time of year (Figure 7). The highest consultation rates this week were observed in children under 5 (86.5/1,000 visits) and those 5 to 19 years old (49.3/1,000).
                              Figure 7. Influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates, Canada, by report week, 2011-2012 compared to 1996/97 through to 2010/11 seasons (with pandemic data suppressed)

                              Note: No data available for mean rate in previous years for weeks 19 to 39 (1996-1997 through 2002-2003 seasons). Delays in the reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.
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                              Severe Illness Surveillance

                              Paediatric Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths
                              In week 52, seven new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated paediatric (16 years of age and under) hospitalizations were reported through the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (<ABBR title="Immunization Monitoring Program Active">IMPACT</ABBR>) network. Two hospitalizations were due to influenza A (in BC & AB) and 5 were due to influenza B (1 in AB, 2 in ON & 2 in QC).
                              To date this season, 25 cases have been reported (from BC, AB, SK, ON & QC); 19 (76%) were due to influenza A and 6 (24%) were due to influenza B. The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 16% among infants <6 months of age; 12% among children 6-24 months of age; 44% were between 2-4 years; 12% were between 5-9 years; and 16% were between 10-16 years.

                              Adult Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths

                              In week 52, no new laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated adult hospitalizations were reported.

                              To date this season, 10 influenza-associated adult hospitalizations have been reported from two provinces (AB & ON). The proportion of cases by age group is as follows: 20% were in those 20-44 years of age; 20% were in those 45-64 years of age and 60% were in those ≥ 65 years.
                              Note: Influenza-associated adult hospitalizations are not reported to PHAC by the following Provinces: BC, QC, & NB. Only hospitalizations that require intensive medical care are reported by SK.

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