FluWatch 2010-2011

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.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
FluWatch 2010-2011: Influenza Activity Levels Dataset XLS English Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Influenza Activity Levels Dataset XLS French Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations Dataset XLS English Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations Dataset XLS French Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Outbreak Dataset XLS English Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Outbreak Dataset XLS French Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Laboratory Detection by Age Dataset XLS English Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Laboratory Detection by Age Dataset XLS French Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Influenza Like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate Dataset XLS English Access
FluWatch 2010-2011: Influenza Like Illness (ILI) Consultation Rate Dataset XLS French Access
FluWatch 2010-2011:Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Unit, Deaths Dataset XLS English Access
FluWatch 2010-2011:Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Unit, Deaths Dataset XLS French Access
FluWatch: Indicators and Descriptions Guide DOC English Access
FluWatch: Indicators and Descriptions Guide DOC French Access

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