FluWatch 2012-2013

FluWatch is Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses on an on-going basis. The FluWatch program consists of a network of labs, hospitals, doctor's offices and provincial and territorial ministries of health. Program objectives include to: • Detect flu outbreaks across the country as early as possible • Provide timely up-to-date information on flu activity in Canada and abroad to health professionals [and interested Canadians] • Monitor circulating strains of the flu virus (like H1N1) and assess their sensitivity to antiviral medications, [such as Tamiflu and Relenza]. Antivirals, when used by doctors to treat flu, can help reduce the severity of the illness and the recovery time for a patient • Provide information that the World Health Organization can use to make its recommendations on the best vaccine to use for seasonal flu shots.

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Dataset Resources

Resource Name Format Language Link
Influenza Activity Levels XLS English Download
Influenza Activity Levels XLS French Download
Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations XLS English Download
Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations XLS French Download
Outbreak XLS English Download
Outbreak XLS French Download
Laboratory Detection by Age XLS English Download
Laboratory Detection by Age XLS French Download
Influenza Like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate XLS English Download
Influenza Like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate XLS French Download
Hospitalizations XLS English Download
Hospitalizations XLS French Download
Intensive Care Unit XLS English Download
Intensive Care Unit XLS French Download
Deaths XLS English Download
Deaths XLS French Download
FluWatch: Indicators and Descriptions DOC English Download
FluWatch: Indicators and Descriptions DOC French Download

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Comments

  • Mackiev

    2016-04-16

    I am trying to compare the full year 2015 to other years?

  • open-ouvert

    2016-04-18

    Hello, We have forwarded your question to the data owner, and will provide a response as soon as possible. The Open Government Team

  • open-ouvert

    2016-04-20

    Hello, The data owners have offered this response to your question: "Regarding the specific comment from the potential user, we normally report data by influenza season, and not by calendar year. The 2015/16 season will not be complete, and final data sets will only be available following the end of the season - August 2016. So full-year data for 2015 will be available when the 2015/16 season is made available on the open data portal in Spring 2017. " Best, The OG Team

  • Lynn

    2016-09-15

    Hi is the data for 2013/14 and 2014/15 flu season available? Where can I find them?

  • Lynn

    2016-09-19

    I've found the 2013/14 data through the search tool, but the 2014/15 flu season data is no where to be found. Please advise. Thanks!

  • open-ouvert

    2016-09-19

    Hi Lynn, Thank you for your questions. They were sent over to the data owner last week for clarification. Once we receive a response, it will be posted here. Thank you, and let us know if you have any further questions! Tasha, the Open Government Team