National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 75 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 07 December 2020 to 20 December 2020 a(data as of 2021-01-04 04:42:38 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 1883831 specimens during that time period. A total of 379 specimens were positive for influenza viruses, of which 141 (37.2%) were typed as influenza A and 238 (62.8%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 8 (13.6%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 51 (86.4%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 1 (1.5%) belonged …read more