Epidemiological Update - Influenza and other respiratory viruses - 13 November 2022

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Considering the increase of respiratory viruses activity in the region and the ongoing influenza and other respiratory viruses (ORV) season in the Northern Hemisphere, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States to strength surveillance for Influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and SARS-CoV-2 and adopt the necessary measures for prevention, ensuring high vaccination coverage in high-risk groups, appropriate clinical management, strict compliance with infection prevention control measures in health care services, adequate supplies of antivirals, and timely treatment of associated complications.

The situation for the other subregions with expected activity is then presented in alphabetical order. More detailed information on influenza and other respiratory viruses can be obtained from the PAHO/WHO Regional Influenza Update, published weekly on the PAHO/WHO website at: https://www.paho.org/en/influenza-situation-report