Flu Activity In Niagara Region

(Source: Region Niagara public health)

The Flu (Influenza) is a highly contagious infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus. It can be a serious illness for some people.

Niagara Region monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses on an on-going basis. During the months of October to May, activity will be reported.

Only laboratory confirmed cases are reported. Most people infected with influenza do not get laboratory testing and so actual infection numbers are likely much higher.

Weekly Flu Activity (Updated Each Friday)
Week of Influenza A Influenza B Total
Jan 17 – 23 12 0 12

Totals include lab confirmed cases in the community and cases associated with outbreaks in health care facilities such as hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Total Cases by City/Town
Town/City Influenza A Influenza B Total Five Year Average
Fort Erie 1 0 1 12
Grimsby 1 0 1 21
Lincoln 1 0 1 19
Niagara Falls 2 0 2 29
Niagara-on-the-Lake 0 1 1 19
Pelham 2 0 2 5
Port Colborne 2 0 2 11
St. Catharines 8 1 9 62
Thorold 0 0 0 10
Wainfleet 1 1 2 2
Welland 1 0 1 27
West Lincoln 3 0 3 13
Total 22 3 25 230

 

Institutional Outbreaks (Updated Each Friday)
Week of Influenza A Influenza B
Jan 17 – 23 0 0
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