Flu (influenza): FluWatch surveillance

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Weekly FluWatch report

FluWatch is Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses. FluWatch reports with information on flu activity in Canada are posted every Friday.

View weekly influenza report

Current flu activity in Canada

Map of weekly flu activity in Canada by region.

View current flu activity map

Become a FluWatcher

FluWatchers is an online health surveillance system. It relies on Canadians to help monitor flu activity across Canada. During flu season, from October to May, volunteers get a weekly e-mail. It asks you 2 questions to find out if you had a cough or fever. It’s fast and simple.

Sign up to be a FluWatcher

Become a FluWatch Sentinel Practitioner

The sentinel influenza-like-illness (ILI) surveillance system is FluWatch’s primary source for outpatient influenza surveillance data in Canada.

Physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who are involved in primary care are welcome to become FluWatch sentinel practitioners.

Learn more about the FluWatch sentinel practitioner program or e-mail phac.fluwatch.aspc@canada.ca to sign up.

Weekly Respiratory Virus Detections report

The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System monitors laboratory testing for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Select laboratories across Canada report the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive each week.

Reports are posted every Thursday and contain data on laboratory testing for influenza and respiratory viruses in Canada.

View respiratory virus report

About FluWatch

Learn more about the FluWatch influenza surveillance program and find resources to help you understand the FluWatch report.

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