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
February 13 – February 17 393 24 417

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 Municipality
Municipality Influenza A Influenza B Total Five Year Average
Fort Erie 33 1 34 12
Grimsby 37 0 37 21
Lincoln 26 0 26 19
Niagara Falls 43 4 47 29
Niagara-on-the-Lake 13 0 13 19
Pelham 17 1 18 5
Port Colborne 15 3 18 11
St. Catharines 131 6 137 62
Thorold 22 0 22 10
Wainfleet 4 1 5 2
Welland 37 3 40 27
West Lincoln 15 5 20 13
Total 393 24 417 230

 

Institutional Outbreaks (Updated Each Friday)
Week of Influenza A Influenza B
February 13 – February 17 59

Ontario and Canada’s Influenza Activity

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