National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 115 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 26 November 2018 to 09 December 2018 a(data as of 2018-12-20 14:17:33 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 139511 specimens during that time period. 10520 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 9970 (94.8%) were typed as influenza A and 550 (5.2%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 4961 (84.1%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 936 (15.9%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 85 (63%) belonged to the B-Yamagata lineage …read more