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Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 04
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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.
|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.|
Influenza A & B
|Week 04||19 (6)||
|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.
|Aetiologic Agent/Organism||Week 04 (%)||Season (%)|
|Influenza A+||2 (50%)||7 (21%)|
|Influenza B+||2 (50%)||13 (38%)|
|Influenza A & B||0||2 (6%)|
|Parainfluenza (all types)||0||2 (6%)|
|No organism identified/unspecified||0||10 (29%)|
+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms.