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Reported Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths in Canada: 2009-10 to 2013-14 (data to January 4, 2014)

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  • Reported Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths in Canada: 2009-10 to 2013-14 (data to January 4, 2014)

    Reported Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths in Canada: 2009-10 to 2013-14 (data to January 4, 2014) <!-- CONTENT TITLE ENDS | FIN DU TITRE DU CONTENU -->

    Note: Flu seasons run from week 35 (August) to week 34 (August)

    In Canada the influenza season generally picks up from November of one year and slows down March of the following year. Hospitalizations and deaths with influenza are a measure of severity in the influenza season. On a weekly basis throughout the flu season, a subset of provincial and territorial Ministries of Health report the number of hospitalized cases and deaths with influenza to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

    Hospitalizations with influenza

    The first figure (Figure 1) shows the reported number of hospitalizations with influenza over the past five influenza seasons, from the 2009/2010 pandemic season up to January 4, 2014 of the current season. The table shows the pandemic year far exceeded the number of hospitalizations for both adults and children in any of the years since. The two seasons following the pandemic year were relatively mild followed by the 2012/2013 season with a considerable number of adult hospitalizations reported. Over the last three influenza seasons, the number of paediatric hospitalizations reported have been relatively stable. Since the start of influenza season up to January 4, 2014, there have been a total of 882 hospitalizations: 640 adult and 240 paediatric hospitalizations reported.

    Compared to this time last, there have been fewer hospitalizations reported for both adults and children. To date this season, fewer hospitalizations have been observed in both adults and children compared to the same time last year. To date for the 2013-14 season (January 4, 2014), 880 hospitalizations have been reported from participating provinces and territories: 240 cases under 20 years of age and 640 cases 20 years of age or older.

    Figure 1. Reported number of hospitalizations by influenza season, Canada, 2009-10 to 2013-14 (**data to January 4, 2014)

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    Deaths with influenza

    The second figure (Figure 2) shows the reported number of deaths with influenza over the past five influenza seasons, from the 2009/2010 pandemic season up to January 4, 2014 of the current season. In the past five influenza seasons, the number of deaths with influenza has followed a similar pattern to the reported hospitalizations (Figure 1). The number of deaths among children have been relatively consistent over the 2010-11 to 2012-13 seasons, while the number of adult deaths were higher during the 2012-13 season. Since the start of the 2013-14 season to January 4, 2014, 33 deaths have been reported from participating provinces and territories: three cases under 20 years of age and thirty cases 20 years of age or older.

    Figure 2. Reported number of deaths by influenza season, Canada, 2009-10 to 2013-14 (**Data current as of January 4, 2014)


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    Date Modified: 2014-01-12

    http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza/flu-stat-eng.php
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