National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 59 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 03 August 2020 to 16 August 2020a(data as of 2020-08-29 00:00:00 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 1981481specimens during that time period: 46 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 15 (32.6%) were typed as influenza A and 31 (67.4%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 2 (100%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 0 (0%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 1 (5.3%) belonged to the B-Yamagata lineage and 18 (94.7%) …read more