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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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Weekly Update

  • In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained stable and is lower than expected in most areas.
  • Caribbean countries reported unchanged or decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease.
  • In Central America, Guatemala and El Salvador reported increasing trends in acute respiratory disease.
  • South American countries reported unchanged or decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease except Ecuador which reported an increasing trend.
  • In Canada, Chile and the United States, the 99% of all subtyped influenza A viruses were pandemic (H1N1) 2009.
  • 45 new confirmed deaths in 7 countries were reported; in total there have been 8,309 cumulative confirmed deaths.

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