Note: This is the final report for the 2013-2014 influenza season. The first FluWatch report of the 2014-2015 influenza season will be published on September 12, 2014. Alternate week reporting will continue until October 10, 2014 when weekly reporting will resume. Laboratory detections reported through the Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System and influenza activity level maps continue to be updated weekly on the FluWatch website.
Are you a primary health care practitioner (General Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse) interested in becoming a FluWatch sentinel for the 2014-15 influenza season? Contact us at FluWatch@phac-aspc.gc.ca
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.