Flu Activity in Niagara Region

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
Feb 14-20 40 3 43

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 8 1 9 12
Grimsby 13 1 14 21
Lincoln 9 0 9 19
Niagara Falls 32 1 33 29
Niagara-on-the-Lake 4 1 5 19
Pelham 6 1 7 5
Port Colborne 3 1 4 11
St. Catharines 45 2 47 62
Thorold 6 0 6 10
Wainfleet 1 1 2 2
Welland 10 3 13 27
West Lincoln 11 0 11 13
Total 148 12 160 230

 

Institutional Outbreaks (Updated Each Friday)
Week of Influenza A Influenza B
Feb 14-20 0 0
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