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 11, 2020 

    • North AmericaIn Canada, influenza activity started to decrease with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 predominated; severity indicators remained below levels observed in previous seasons. In the United States, influenza activity continued elevated with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 predominated; hospitalizations and deaths were below expected levels in comparison to the previous season. In Mexico, influenza activity continue to decrease with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus predominance; laboratory-confirmed influenza cases and SARI/ILI influenza-related cumulative deaths continued below levels observed in the previous season for the same period of the year.
    • Caribbean: Overall, influenza activity is elevated in the sub-region. In Cuba, influenza and SARI activity increased with influenza A and B viruses co-circulating. Influenza activity continued increased in Belize with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses co-circulating. All the French Territories are in the epidemic phase with a continued increase in influenza activity except in Saint-Barthélemy. In French Guiana influenza activity increased. In the Dominican Republic, influenza activity slightly increased with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 predominance and influenza B/Yamagata co-circulating; In Saint Lucia, influenza-like illness is above the epidemic threshold with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus circulating in recent weeks.
    • Central America: Influenza and other respiratory virus activity remained low in the sub-region; influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B cocirculated. In Costa Rica, ILI activity increased with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 predominated. In Honduras, influenza activity increased with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 predominance and low SARI activity.
    • Andean: Overall, influenza and other respiratory virus activity remained low in the sub-region; influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 predominated with influenza B/Victoria virus co-circulating, severity indicators remained below as compared with previous seasons.
    • Brazil and Southern Cone: Influenza and other respiratory virus activity was low in the subregion with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses co-circulating.

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