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 flu report

Annual FluWatch report

Summary FluWatch reports with information on flu activity in Canada for the previous year’s flu seasons are posted every year.

View annual flu 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 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.

Sign up to be a FluWatcher

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 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 flu and respiratory viruses in Canada.

View respiratory virus report

About FluWatch

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

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