Week 41/2016 (10-16 October 2016)

  • Low influenza activity was reported by 42 countries.
  • Two influenza viruses were detected in the community from sentinel sources and none were detected in hospitalized cases.
  • Forty-three influenza viruses were detected from non-sentinel sources.


  • As is usual for this time of year, influenza activity is low in the European Region.

Global update 

  • As of early October, influenza activity had decreased in Oceania, where A(H3N2) remained the dominant circulating virus, in Southern Africa, where A(H1N1)pdm09 virus dominated; and in temperate South America. Influenza activity in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere remained at inter-seasonal levels. More information on global influenza activity is available here.

Influenza intensity, spread and dominant virus type/subtype