PEI Weekly Influenza Summary 2021-2022 Season
- There was no flu activity in PEI during Week 25.
- Our seasonal total is 50 lab-confirmed cases (49 A and 1 B).
- The median age of cases to date is 11.9 years.
- Nationally: Influenza activity continues to decrease, indicating that Canada is nearing the end of the 2021-2022 late onset season. The percentage of tests positive for influenza nationally in Week 24 was 4.8%.
Epidemiological curve of laboratory data
There was noflu activity in PEI during Week 25. Lab-confirmed influenza tests are just an indication of greater influenza activity, as many individuals with influenza do not seek medical attention.
Positive influenza test results, current week, and cumulative 2021-22 season
|Lab-confirmed cases||Week 25||Cumulative 2021-2022|
Respiratory outbreaks, current week, and cumulative 2021-22 season
|Influenza, Unknown Type||0||0|
1 ILI: Influenza like illness
Severe outcome surveillance, current week, and cumulative 2021-2022 season
|Severe Outcome||Week 25||Cumulative 2021-2022|
1 Hospitalization data is gathered through infection prevention and control practitioners at each Island hospital. Data includes ICU cases.
2 Deaths include individuals with a positive influenza test result. Influenza may not have been the major contributing cause of death.
Definitions (based on national Fluwatch definitions)Activity levels:
- No activity: no lab-confirmed influenza detections in the reporting week, however, sporadically occurring ILI may be reported
- Sporadic: sporadically occurring ILI and lab-confirmed influenza detection(s) with no outbreaks detected within the influenza surveillance region
- Localized: evidence of increased ILI; lab-confirmed influenza detection(s); outbreaks in 1 county only
- Widespread: evidence of increased ILI; lab-confirmed influenza detection(s); outbreaks in more than 1 county
- Hospitals and Residential institutions: 2 or more cases of ILI occurring within a 7 day period, with at least 1 lab- confirmed case
- Schools, Workplaces and other: absenteeism greater than 10% higher than expected which is most likely due to ILI
PEI Influenza Summary 2020-2021 - There were no lab-confirmed cases of influenza in PEI during the 2020-21 season.