Identification

Author

Reyes F, Macey JF, Aziz S, Li Y, Watkins K, et al.

Title

Influenza in Canada 2005-2006 Season

Year

2007

Publication type

Article

Journal

Canada Communicable Disease Report

Created

2012-09-25 18:44:02+00:00

Modified

2016-07-18 16:02:24.096035+00:00

Details

Volume

33

Number

03

Access

Language

English

URL http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/07vol33/dr3303a-eng.php
Accessed

2016-06-06

Extended information

Abstract

The Immunization and Respiratory Infections Division (IRID), Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and
Control (CIDPC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), coordinates a national influenza surveillance
network through the FluWatch program. The primary objectives of the FluWatch program are early
detection of influenza activity in Canada and abroad; monitoring of circulating strains of influenza virus,
including antigenic characterization, antiviral resistance and identification of new sub-types; and provision
of virologic surveillance information to theWorld Health Organization (WHO) global surveillance initiative to
contribute to decision-making for the following season's vaccine components. This report provides an
epidemiologic and virologic summary of influenza activity in Canada during the 2005-2006 season.