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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In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained stable and is lower than expected in most areas.
- All Caribbean countries reported unchanged or decreasing trends in acute respiratory except Dominican Republic which reported an increasing trend.
- All Central American countries reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease, except El Salvador which reported an increasing trend.
- All South American countries reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease, except Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela which reported an increasing trend.
- From EW 1 to 18, in Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, and Uruguay the pandemic virus predominated. Bolivia detected the predominance of influenza B and Canada and Chile detected mostly respiratory syncytial virus.
- 5 new confirmed deaths in 3 countries were reported; in total there have been 8,401 cumulative confirmed deaths.