Current RiskUpdated: Wed May 27 1:45 AM
Active Weather Triggers
Short Term RiskUpdated: Wed May 27 1:45 AM
National Flu Activity
Québec et Chaudières-Appalaches Flu Activity
- Influenza B continues to be the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada; however, influenza B is past its peak and remains within expected levels for this time of year.
- Overall, influenza activity in Canada continues to decrease; however, elevated activity was still reported in week 19 (mostly in parts of Central Canada and Newfoundland).
- Based on laboratory detections, influenza B is having a greater impact on adults less than 65 years of age compared to influenza A(H3N2), which predominated earlier in the season.
- As of week 19, 7,549 hospitalizations and 576 deaths have been reported from participating regions, which is more than were reported last year at this time (4,862 hospitalizations and 291 deaths).
National Flu Test
May 10-May 16, 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.