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"Highlights of the 2014-2015 Influenza season:

  • The number of laboratory confirmed cases for the season up to July 4, 2015 is 1408: 938 were influenza A (all subtyped were H3N2) and 470 were influenza B. The number of reported cases is lower than the previous season (2013/2014) when 1479 cases were reported for the same period of time and the predominant strain was the influenza A (H1N1) pdm09.
  • Seniors aged 65 years and over accounted for 46% of the lab confirmed influenza cases this season.
  • Influenza B case counts (n= 470) this season were very high compared to the previous 5-season average (~123 cases of Influenza B).
  • 97% of the A (H3N2) influenza viruses characterized by the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) during the 2014-2015 season showed suboptimal match to this year`s seasonal vaccine. However. evidence from NML indicates that this year`s seasonal vaccine continued to provide protection against the circulating A (H1N1) and B strains..." - New Brunswick Influenza Activity Summary Report: 2014-2015 season

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