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Flu map: outbreaks across Canada

Where the highest activity is, according to latest public health data

Last Updated: Jan. 6, 2014

Colder temperatures bring on flu season — and misery for the thousands of Canadians who suffer through the coughs, high fevers, aches and pains caused by the influenza virus.

Check the map below to see recent flu activity across Canada, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. The information denotes the highest level of flu activity. Select any province or territory to see a more detailed regional breakdown.

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Definitions of categories from Public Health Agency of Canada

No activity: No laboratory-confirmed influenza detected, but scattered reports of influenza-like illness possible.

Sporadic: Scattered instances of influenza-like illness. Lab-confirmed influenza detected, but no outbreaks detected.

Localized: Increased reports of influenza-like illness. Outbreaks in schools, hospitals and/or other types of facilities in less than half the affected region.

Widespread: The outbreaks occur in more than half of the affected region.