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Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 02
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Data presented are for Week 02 (January 7th, 2018 to January 13th, 2018) and was extracted on January 17, 2018. Data presented represent a snap shot at the time of extraction and may differ from previous or subsequent reports.
|Measure of activity||Assessment compared to previous week (Lower, Similar, Higher)||Reasoning|
|Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases||Higher||
39 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases reported (20 sporadic and 19 outbreak cases)
|Influenza outbreaks||Similar||Four new influenza outbreaks reported this week (three are Influenza B)|
|Influenza activity levels||Similar||Localized activity reported|
|ILI & Respiratory ED Visits||Lower||9% of all ED visits this week were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome. This signifies a 28% decrease relative to the previous week.|
Influenza A & B
|Week 02||11 (18)||
|0 (0)||39 (19)|
|Season||30 (78)||56 (1)||0 (0)||86 (79)|
+Average of past five completed seasons reported in brackets. Case counts for this season are not comparable to past seasons due to changes in testing practices, resulting in fewer individuals being tested for Influenza. Please see here.
|Aetiologic Agent/Organism||Week 02 (%)||Season (%)|
|Influenza A+||0 (0%)||4 (14%)|
|Influenza B+||3 (50%)||11 (38%)|
|Influenza A & B||1 (17%)||2 (7%)|
|Parainfluenza (all types)||0 (0%)||2 (7%)|
|No organism identified/unspecified||2 (33%)||10 (34%)|
+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms.