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Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 05
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Data presented are for Week 05 (January 28th, 2018 to February 3rd, 2018) and was extracted on February 6th, 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||Lower||
26 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases reported (21 sporadic and 5 outbreak cases), compared to 43 cases last week.
|Influenza outbreaks||Lower||Two new influenza outbreaks reported, compared to four outbreaks last week.|
|Influenza activity levels||Similar||Localized activity reported, similar to last week.|
|ILI & Respiratory ED Visits||Similar||10% of all ED visits this week were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome. This signifies a 3% decrease relative to the previous week.*|
*Based on percentage of ED visits rounded to the first decimal place.
Influenza A & B
|Week 05||11 (7)||
|0 (0)||26 (7)|
|Season||74 (105)||119 (1)||0 (0)||193 (106)|
+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 05 (%)||Season (%)|
|Influenza A+||2 (67%)||9 (24%)|
|Influenza B+||0||14 (38%)|
|Influenza A & B||0||2 (5%)|
|Parainfluenza (all types)||0||2 (5%)|
|Metapneumovirus||1 (33%)||1 (3%)|
|No organism identified/unspecified||0||9 (24%)|
+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms.