Flu Activity In Niagara Region

(Source: Niagara Region 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
March 13-19 21 14 35

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 14 1 15 12
Grimsby 33 4 37 21
Lincoln 36 3 39 19
Niagara Falls 63 5 68 29
Niagara-on-the-Lake 6 1 7 19
Pelham 7 2 9 5
Port Colborne 5 5 10 11
St. Catharines 104 13 117 62
Thorold 24 3 27 10
Wainfleet 3 1 4 2
Welland 33 5 38 27
West Lincoln 25 1 26 13
Total 353 44 397 230

 

Institutional Outbreaks (Updated Each Friday)
Week of Influenza A Influenza B
March 13-19 0 0
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