Current RiskUpdated: Fri Nov 28 6:05 PM
Active Weather Triggers
Short Term RiskUpdated: Fri Nov 28 6:05 PM
National Flu Activity
Interior Flu Activity
- In week 47, overall influenza activity increased compared to the previous week with localized activity reported in six provinces, and a sharp increase in laboratory detections in western and central provinces.
- A(H3N2) continues to be the most common type of influenza affecting Canadians. In both laboratory detections and hospitalizations, the majority of cases have been among seniors ≥65 years of age.
- In week 47, 16 new outbreaks of influenza in long-term care facilities were reported.
National Flu Test
Nov 16-Nov 22, 2014
Total Flu Season 2013-2014
About the Active Weather Trigger
Active weather triggers are changes in the weather that could augment health complaints. Each active weather trigger is weighted equally. The occurrence of more than one trigger increases the severity of health risk.
Temperature – a decrease of 5 degrees Celsius or more.
Humidity – an increase of 20%.
Pressure – a decrease of 0.7 kPa (kilopascal) or more.
Dewpoint – an increase of 5 degrees Celsius or more.