Influenza surveillance in Alberta
Evidence of influenza in Alberta 2016–2017
Weekly influenza report
Summary: Week 41, October 9–15, 2016
Influenza activity is sporadic in Alberta at this time, with no influenza outbreaks reported this week. Influenza A(H3N2) continues to be the predominant strain. The number of lab-confirmed cases has not exceeded the seasonal threshold for 3 weeks in a row, therefore the influenza season has not officially begun.
No influenza A(H3N2) outbreaks were reported in week 41. Four outbreaks have been reported since week 35: 2 in acute care facilities, 1 in a long-term care facility and 1 in a supportive living facility.