National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 106 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 27 November 2017 to 10 December 2017 a (data as of 2017-12-22 01:31:51 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 127006 specimens during that time period. 15344 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 9579 (62.4%) were typed as influenza A and 5765 (37.6%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 1596 (30.1%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 3698 (69.9%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 2640 (85.2%) belonged to the …read more