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 29, 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: Circulation of influenza B was observed in several countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico), as well as influenza A(H3) in Puerto Rico and A(H1N1)pdm09 in Panama.
- 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 A(H1N1)pdm09. Although activity remained low in the rest of the sub-region, increased co-circulation of influenza A and B was observed.
- South America - South Cone and Brazil: Most acute respiratory illness activity indicators in the sub-region continued to increase. RSV circulation was still observed, and among influenza viruses, A(H3N2) predominated (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay).