The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.
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The Caribbean countries, reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease.
Central American countries reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease
In South American countries, Chile and Colombia reported unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease respectively, while Brazil and Venezuela reported increasing trends.
From EW 1 to 21, 2010 in Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Uruguay, the pandemic virus predominated. In Venezuela, seasonal influenza predominated since EW 16. Argentina and Chile reported the predominance of respiratory syncytial virus.
13 new confirmed deaths in 4 countries were reported; in total there have been 8,423 cumulative confirmed deaths.
- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained stable and is lower than expected in most areas.