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Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 03
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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.
|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.|
Influenza A & B
|Week 03||14 (14)||
|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.
|Aetiologic Agent/Organism||Week 03 (%)||Season (%)|
|Influenza A+||1 (100%)||5 (17%)|
|Influenza B+||0||11 (37%)|
|Influenza A & B||0||2 (7%)|
|Parainfluenza (all types)||0||2 (7%)|
|No organism identified/unspecified||0||10 (33%)|
+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms.