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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. 

Table 1. Assessment of Influenza activity in Windsor-Essex County for Week 05
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.*
Overall Assessment Lower  

*Based on percentage of ED visits rounded to the first decimal place.


Table 2. Number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported in Windsor-Essex County: Week 05 & 2017-18 season+

 

Influenza A

N (avg)

Influenza B

N (avg)

Influenza A & B

N (avg)

All Types

N (avg)

Week 05 11 (7)

15 (0)

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.


Table 3. Respiratory infection outbreaks in institutions: Week 05 and Total for the 2017-18 Influenza season
Aetiologic Agent/Organism Week 05 (%) Season (%)
Influenza A+ 2 (67%) 9 (24%)
Influenza B+ 0 14 (38%)
Influenza A & B 2 (5%)
Parainfluenza (all types) 0 2 (5%)
Metapneumovirus 1 (33%) 1 (3%)
No organism identified/unspecified 0 9 (24%)
Total 3 37

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms. 


Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 05 - Figure 1


 

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