Flu (influenza): FluWatch surveillance

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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 during active flu season.

View FluWatch 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 FluWatch report

Current flu activity in Canada

Map of weekly flu activity in Canada by region.

View current flu activity map

Become a FluWatcher

FluWatchers are Canadian volunteers who normally track flu-like illness, but with the global pandemic, they're also tracking COVID-19-like illness.

By tracking symptoms, you can help public health officials identify where flu and COVID-19 may be circulating. Just answer 2 quick health-related questions each week.

It only takes about 15 seconds to complete and your answers are anonymous.

Sign up to be a FluWatcher

Become a FluWatch sentinel practitioner

The sentinel flu-like-illness surveillance system is FluWatch's primary source for outpatient flu monitoring 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 fluwatch-epigrippe@phac-aspc.gc.ca to sign up.

Weekly Respiratory Virus Detections report

The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System monitors laboratory testing for flu 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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