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 47, 2013
- North America: Influenza activity remained low, although some indicators in Canada and Mexico showed slight increasing trends. Among circulating influenza viruses, influenza A predominated.
- The Caribbean and Central America: RSV continued circulating in many countries in the region (Cuba, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua). Among influenza viruses, influenza B predominated in Cuba and Dominican Republic while influenza A predominated in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica and Nicaragua.
- South America – Andean Countries: Acute respiratory virus activity remained low in most countries in the region. Among circulating respiratory viruses, parainfluenza (Colombia, Ecuador), RSV (Colombia, Peru) and influenza B (Peru) were detected.
- South America - South Cone and Brazil: Acute respiratory virus activity was low and within the expected level for this time of year. Parainfluenza continued to circulate in the region (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay) and influenza B continued to predominate in Paraguay.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:40
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