Current RiskUpdated: Sun Feb 19 11:18 PM
Active Weather Triggers
Short Term RiskUpdated: Sun Feb 19 11:18 PM
National Flu Activity
Montréal et Laval Flu Activity
- Influenza indicators such as laboratory detections, outbreaks and sentinel influenza-like illness surveillance have been stable or increasing in the past four weeks.
- Widespread or localized influenza activity was reported in at least one region in all provinces.
- The percentage of tests positive for influenza has remained relatively stable for the past four weeks (ranging from 23% to 24% of tests positive for influenza).
- In week 06, 67 laboratory confirmed outbreaks were reported (up from 57 in the previous week); the majority in long-term care facilities and due to influenza A.
- In week 06, the number of hospitalizations reported by participating provinces and territories and sentinel hospital networks decreased.
- A(H3N2) continues to be the most common type of influenza affecting Canadians.
- The majority of laboratory detections, hospitalizations and deaths have been among adults aged 65+ years.
- For more information on the flu, see our Flu(influenza) web page.
National Flu Test
Feb 5-Feb 11, 2017
Total Flu Season 2016-2017
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.