The 2015-2016 influenza season began on August 30, 2015. As of November 14, 2015 there have been 31 confirmed cases of influenza in Canada (Influenza A = 26and Influenza B = 5). This total surpasses totals for the past 15 years (see chart below). The majority of cases in Canada so far this year have been due to the influenza A (H3N2) virus. In January, 2015 there were two imported cases of avian influenza A (H7N9), from China. These are the first North Americans known to have been infected with this virus. Read More