National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 94 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 02 March 2020 to 15 March 2020 a(data as of 2020-03-27 03:11:25 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 213931 specimens during that time period. 35618 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 25675 (72.1%) were typed as influenza A and 9943 (27.9%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 3777 (77.7%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 1082 (22.3%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 14 (1.9%) belonged to the B-Yamagata lineage …read more