Identification

Name

FluWatch

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) Public Health Agency of Canada
Update frequency

Weekly

Created

2012-09-25 18:46:08+00:00

Modified

2016-03-23 21:24:28.681476+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

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. Program objectives include detecting flu outbreaks across the country as early as possible and providing timely up-to-date information on flu activity.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early detection
Year start

2005

URL http://origin.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fluwatch/
URL (alternate) http://dsol-smed.phac-aspc.gc.ca/dsol-smed/fluwatch/fluwatch.phtml?FluWeek=wk201235&province=wb&Submit=View+Map

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Canada
Geography

Yes

Diseases
(1) Influenza

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Clinic/Health Care Provider Records
(2) ED/Hospital Records
(3) Laboratory Records
(4) Official Reports