Note: This is the final weekly report for the 2012-13 influenza season. Bi-weekly reports will commence on June 7th (for weeks 21 and 22). However, laboratory detections reported through the RVDSS and influenza activity level maps will be updated weekly on the FluWatch website.
FluWatch is Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses on an on-going basis. FluWatch reports, posted every Friday, contain specific information for health professionals on flu viruses circulating in Canada.
The FluWatch program consists of a network of labs, hospitals, doctor's offices and provincial and territorial ministries of health. Program objectives include to:
The Summary Box above covers the main findings from the current week's FluWatch report.