National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 104 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 23 December 2019 to 05 January 2020 a(data as of 2020-01-17 04:29:43 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 174604 specimens during that time period. A total of 44847 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 27946 (62.3%) were typed as influenza A and 16901 (37.7%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 5081 (31.6%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 11 005 (68.4%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 23 (0.6%) belonged …read more