For the record, I'm not seeing anything substantial in my neck of the woods (southern Alberta, Canada). A normal number of coughs, normal number of sniffles. We had the stomach flu blow through around Christmas, but even that wasn't overly bad (no one in my family caught it, which is a first). Haven't heard of anyone who is really sick either. Not yet, anyway.
As a follow-up, we have learned of a neighbor several houses down who has come down with something very swine-fluish-like. Coughing was so bad a few nights ago they had to take him into the emergency room. No diagnoses was made. They gave him some pills (we don't know what) and sent him on his way. As of yesterday, he was still coughing hard. Very dry cough.
He is the only one around here so far that's had a horrid cough. Perhaps it's the start.