Influenza has been a reportable disease in Ontario since 1923. It is a serious, acute, respiratory illness that is caused by a virus. Influenza virus types A and B are responsible for outbreaks of respiratory illness. Current control measures in Canada include vaccination and treatment with antivirals. The Ontario Influenza Bulletin (MOHLTC) and Flu Watch (PHAC) monitor circulating strains of influenza virus, including new sub-types and antiviral resistance.
Throughout Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties, seasonal 'Flu Clinics' are offered during the fall and winter months. Here is a list of contact numbers in your area. Please note: before and during the flu season, dates and locations of clinics are posted.