National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 111 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 17 February 2020 to 01 March 2020 a(data as of 2020-03-12 21:24:24 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 233445 specimens during that time period. 62423 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 42013 (67.3%) were typed as influenza A and 20410 (32.7%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 7348 (74.5%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 2516 (25.5%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 18 (1.1%) belonged to the B-Yamagata lineage …read more