PEI Weekly Influenza Summary 2022-2023 Season
- There was sporadic flu activity in PEI during Week 03.
- Our seasonal total is 339 lab-confirmed cases (109 A/H3, 1 A/H1N1, and 229 A/unsubtyped) .
- The median age of cases to date is 24 years; 57% of cases are female .
- Nationally in Week 02 (Jan 8-14, 2023), influenza levels continue to decline, with most indicators at levels typical for late spring/early summer. Most influenza detections were influenza A.
Epidemiological curve of laboratory data
Positive influenza test results, current week, and cumulative 2022-23 season
|Lab-confirmed cases||Current Week (03)||Cumulative 2022-2023|
Respiratory outbreaks, current week, and cumulative 2022-23 season
Current Week (03)
|Influenza, Unknown Type||0||0|
1 ILI: Influenza like illness; does not include COVID-19
Severe outcome surveillance, current week, and cumulative 2022-23 season
|Severe Outcome||Current Week (03)||Cumulative 2022-2023|
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.