"Highlights of the 2015-2016 Influenza season:
- This season, we experienced later influenza activity than expected. This trend was also seen nationally. Influenza activity peaked during Week 13 (March 27 to April 2, 2016).
- The number of influenza tests submitted had decreased by more than 500 tests compared to the previous season; however the same positivity rate was maintained (~25%).
- Up to June 4 2016, 1207 laboratory confirmed influenza cases were reported: 1055 were influenza A and 152 were influenza B. The number of reported cases is lower but comparable to the previous season (2014/2015) when 1407 cases were reported for the same period of time and the predominant strain was the influenza A (H3N2)..." - New Brunswick Influenza Activity Summary Report: 2015-2016 season