Influenza surveillance occurs worldwide.
In New Brunswick and in Canada, public health officials, laboratories, and health care professionals work together to monitor influenza activity. They report influenza-like illness (ILI), lab confirmed influenza, and outbreaks.
Monitoring virus strains allows health officials to:
- detect new influenza viruses
- the composition of the flu vaccine for the following influenza season
- determine resistance to antiviral drugs.
Additional reports are available by contacting Health.Sante@gnb.ca.