About the Authors

Dena L Schanzer

Dena.Schanzer@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Affiliation Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Claire Sevenhuysen

Affiliation Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Brian Winchester

Affiliation Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Teresa Mersereau

Affiliation Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DS CS BW TM. Critical review of the methods and manuscript: DS CS BW TM. Responsible for the statistical analysis: DS. Acquisition and interpretation of the FluWatch data: BW CS TM. Drafted the manuscript: DS. Critically reviewed the manuscript for intellectual content: BW CS TM.