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Data presented are for Week 03 (January 14th, 2018 to January 20th, 2018) and was extracted on January 23rd, 2018. Data presented represent a snapshot of the information at the time of extraction and may differ from previous or subsequent reports. 

Table 1. Assessment of Influenza activity in Windsor-Essex County for Week 03
Measure of activity Assessment compared to previous week (Lower, Similar, Higher) Reasoning
Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases Similar

35 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases reported (30 sporadic and 4 outbreak cases)

Influenza outbreaks Lower One new influenza outbreak reported this week
Influenza activity levels Similar Localized activity reported
ILI & Respiratory ED Visits Higher 11% of all ED visits this week were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome. This signifies a 20% increase relative to the previous week.
Overall Assessment Similar  

Table 2. Number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported in Windsor-Essex County: Week 03 & 2017-18 season+

 

Influenza A

N (avg)

Influenza B

N (avg)

Influenza A & B

N (avg)

All Types

N (avg)

Week 03 14 (14)

21 (0)

0 (0) 35 (14)
Season 44 (92) 79 (1) 0 (0) 123 (93)

+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.


Table 3. Respiratory infection outbreaks in institutions: Week 03 and Total for the 2017-18 Influenza season
Aetiologic Agent/Organism Week 03 (%) Season (%)
Influenza A+ 1 (100%) 5 (17%)
Influenza B+ 0 11 (37%)
Influenza A & B 2 (7%)
Parainfluenza (all types) 0 2 (7%)
No organism identified/unspecified 0 10 (33%)
Total 1 30

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms. 


Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 03 - Figure 1

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