Influenza Updates

Contact(s)

The Health Unit reports weekly the influenza activity in the district to Public Health Ontario. This includes laboratory confirmed cases and institutional outbreaks. The numbers you see below represent only a portion of the actual number of cases occurring within the district, as these include cases that are confirmed by laboratory testing only. Many people who have influenza either do not seek medical attention or they do not get tested by the healthcare provider that diagnosed them.

Numbers current as of Saturday,  May 11, 2019
Note:  Numbers will be updated when there is activity.

2018 - 2019 Season

Total number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases in North Bay Parry Sound district for the 2018-2019 Influenza season (September 2018 to August 2019):
Influenza A 122
Influenza B 2
Co-Infection Influenza A and Influenza B 0
Total Cases 124

2017 - 2018 Season

Total number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases in North Bay Parry Sound district for the 2017-2018 Influenza season [September 2017 to August 2018]:
Influenza A

161

Influenza B 137
Co-Infection Influenza A and Influenza B 0
Total Cases 298

Flu Watch Activity levels:

 indicates the level the North Bay Parry Sound district is currently at

  

LEVEL 1 - No Activity:  NO laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza reported and no ongoing laboratory-confirmed institutional influenza outbreaks

 
LEVEL 2 - Sporadic:  at least one laboratory-confirmed case of influenza* with no ongoing laboratory-confirmed institutional influenza outbreaks
  

LEVEL 3 - Localized:  at least one ongoing laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreak in an institution
  LEVEL 4 - Widespread:  multiple ongoing laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreaks in institutions separated by some geographic distance, in other words, non-adjacent areas.

 * Confirmation of influenza within the surveillance area at any time within the surveillance week.

For provincial data please see the Public Health Ontario bulletin at: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/ServicesAndTools/SurveillanceServices/Pages/Ontario-Respiratory-Virus-Bulletin.aspx

For national data please see the Public Health Agency of Canada FluWatch at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fluwatch/

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808