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Data presented are for Week 04 (January 21st, 2018 to January 27th, 2018) and was extracted on January 30th, 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 04
Measure of activity Assessment compared to previous week (Lower, Similar, Higher) Reasoning
Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases Higher

43 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases reported (29 sporadic and 14 outbreak cases)

Influenza outbreaks Higher Four new influenza outbreak reported this week
Influenza activity levels Similar Localized activity reported, similar to Week 3
ILI & Respiratory ED Visits Similar 10% of all ED visits this week were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome. This signifies a 8% decrease relative to the previous week.
Overall Assessment Higher  

Table 2. Number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported in Windsor-Essex County: Week 04 & 2017-18 season+

 

Influenza A

N (avg)

Influenza B

N (avg)

Influenza A & B

N (avg)

All Types

N (avg)

Week 04 19 (6)

24 (0)

0 (0) 43 (6)
Season 63 (98) 105 (1) 0 (0) 168 (99)

+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 04 and Total for the 2017-18 Influenza season
Aetiologic Agent/Organism Week 04 (%) Season (%)
Influenza A+ 2 (50%) 7 (21%)
Influenza B+ 2 (50%) 13 (38%)
Influenza A & B 2 (6%)
Parainfluenza (all types) 0 2 (6%)
No organism identified/unspecified 0 10 (29%)
Total 4 34

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms. 


Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 04 - Figure 1


 

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