Flu (influenza): FluWatch surveillance
On this page:
- Weekly FluWatch report
- Annual FluWatch report
- Current flu activity in Canada
- Become a FluWatcher
- Become a FluWatch Sentinel Practitioner
- Weekly Respiratory Virus Detections report
- About FluWatch
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.
Annual FluWatch report
Summary FluWatch reports with information on flu activity in Canada for the previous year’s flu seasons are posted every year.
Current flu activity in Canada
Map of weekly flu activity in Canada by region.
Become a FluWatcher
FluWatchers is an online health surveillance system that consists of volunteers from all over Canada. FluWatchers normally track the flu but with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are shifting our focus to tracking COVID-19 over the spring and summer months. 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.
Become a FluWatch Sentinel Practitioner
The sentinel flu-like-illness (ILI) surveillance system is FluWatch's primary source for outpatient flu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 flu and respiratory viruses in Canada.
Learn more about the FluWatch flu surveillance program and find resources to help you understand the FluWatch report.
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