National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 101 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 08 January 2018 to 21 January 2018 a (data as of 2018-02-01 18:02:14 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 277231 specimens during that time period. 88612 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 53213 (60.1%) were typed as influenza A and 35399 (39.9%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 9745 (50.3%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 9642 (49.7%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 7778 (90.8%) belonged to the …read more