Flu (influenza): FluWatch surveillance
On this page:
- 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the FluWatch flu surveillance program and find resources to help you understand the FluWatch report.
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