Influenza surveillance in Alberta

Evidence of influenza in Alberta 2015–2016

Summary: Week 4, January 24–30, 2016

Influenza activity in Alberta continues to be at seasonal levels, with localized activity in Edmonton and Calgary Zones and sporadic activity across the rest of the province. Influenza A(H1N1) is the predominant circulating strain.

North
  • Sporadic activity
  • Edmonton
  • Localized activity
  • Central
  • Sporadic activity
  • Calgary
  • Localized activity
  • South
  • Sporadic activity
  • Activity level definitions

    • No activity – No laboratory-confirmed influenza detections in the reporting week. However, sporadically occurring influenza-like illness (ILI) may be reported.
    • Sporadic – Sporadically occuring ILI and lab confirmed influenza detection(s) with no ILI/influenza outbreaks detected within the health zone.
    • Localized – Evidence of increased ILI and lab confirmed influenza detection(s) together with outbreaks in schools, hospitals, residential institutions and/or other types of facilities occurring in less than 50% of the health zone.
    • Widespread – Evidence of increased ILI and lab confirmed influenza detection(s) together with outbreaks in schools, hospitals, residential institutions and/or other types of facilities occurring in greater than or equal to 50% of the health zone.

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