The information presented in this update is based on data provided by Ministries of Health and National Influenza Centers of Member States to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or from updates on the Member States’ Ministry of Health web pages.
Regional Update EW 27, 2014
- North America: Influenza activity remained low in the sub-region with co-circulation of influenza B and A(H3N2).
- The Caribbean and Central America: Respiratory virus activity remained low in the sub-region, but increased circulation of influenza B was observed in some countries (El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico) and A(H3N2) (Dominican Republic) was observed.
- South America – Andean Countries: RSV continued to circulate in most countries of the sub-region. Increased circulation of influenza was observed in Bolivia with co-circulation of A(H3N2) and A9H1N1pdm09; while activity remained low in the rest of the countries of this sub-region.
- South America - South Cone and Brazil: Most acute respiratory illness activity indicators in the sub-region continued to increase, especially in Chile, where observed ILI levels were similar to 2013. RSV continued to predominate. Regarding to influenza activity, A(H3N2) predominated (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay).