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 46, 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, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). Among influenza viruses, influenza B predominated in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Guatemala while influenza A predominated in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
- South America – Andean Countries: Acute respiratory virus activity remained low in most countries in the region except Bolivia (Santa Cruz) where influenza A(H1N1)pmd09 activity remained high. Among other respiratory viruses, parainfluenza continued to circulate in several countries (Bolivia (Santa Cruz), Colombia and Ecuador).
- South America - South Cone and Brazil: Acute respiratory virus activity was low and within the expected level for this time of year in all countries except Paraguay where ILI activity remained high. A slight increase in influenza B circulation was seen in some countries of the region(especially Paraguay).
Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 18:43
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