The facts about the flu

    The flu is a highly contagious virus that anyone can catch. Learn how you can prevent getting it and spreading it this flu season.

    By Rachel Harper on October 23, 2018

    Influenza (the flu) is a contagious virus that anyone can catch. Flu season generally runs from October to late April / early May in Canada, with the peak flu season taking place between December and February.

    Canada has a national surveillance system called FluWatch that monitors the spread of influenza and influenza-like illnesses. The system produces weekly reports, accessible to the public, that provide a national picture of influenza activity in Canada.

    Learn quick facts about the flu, and how you can prevent getting it and spreading it this flu season.

     

    Sources

    Government of Canada 

    World Health Organization

    Alberta Health Services