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Influenza virus activity in the world

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Based on FluNet reporting (as of 18 October 2013, 11:35 UTC), during weeks 40 to 41 (29 September 2013 to 12 October 2013), National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 81 countries, areas or territories reported data. The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 15 330 specimens. 598 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 420 (70.2%) were typed as influenza A and 178 (29.8%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 97 (26.7%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 266 (73.3%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 1 (100%) belong to the B-Yamagata lineage and 0 (0%) to the B-Victoria lineage.

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