Current RiskUpdated: Sun Jan 25 10:05 AM
Active Weather Triggers
Short Term RiskUpdated: Sun Jan 25 10:05 AM
National Flu Activity
Prince Edward Island Flu Activity
- In week 2, influenza activity levels decreased slightly from the previous week with fewer regions reporting widespread activity. Many regions continue to report localized and sporadic influenza activity.
- Several indicators (number of laboratory detections, outbreaks and hospitalizations, and the ILI consultation rate) declined from the previous week, indicating that peak of the influenza season in Canada may have passed.
- RSV is the second most frequently detected virus after influenza and since week 38 detections of RSV have been higher than in the previous season.
- A(H3N2) continues to be the most common type of influenza affecting Canadians. In both laboratory detections, hospitalizations and deaths, the majority of cases have been among seniors ≥65 years of age.
- To date, the NML has found that the majority of A(H3N2) influenza specimens are not optimally matched to the vaccine strain. This may result in reduced vaccine effectiveness against the A(H3N2) virus. However, the vaccine can still provide some protection against A(H3N2) influenza illness and can offer protection against other influenza strains such as A(H1N1) and B. Data from the NML suggests that the circulating A(H1N1) and B strains are good match for this year's vaccine and will continue to provide protection for the rest of the flu season.
National Flu Test
Jan 11-Jan 17, 2015
Total Flu Season 2014-2015
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.