National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 69 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 28 September 2020 to 11 October 2020a(data as of 2020-10-23 04:13:16 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 81257 specimens 1 during that time period. A total of 172 specimens were positive for influenza viruses, of which 108 (62.8%) were typed as influenza A and 64 (37.2%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 4 (6.1%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 62 (93.9%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 2 (8%) belonged to …read more