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Data presented are for Week 17 (April 22nd, 2018 to April 28th, 2018) and was extracted on May 8th, 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 17
Measure of activity Assessment compared to previous week (Lower, Similar, Higher) Reasoning
Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases Lower

No laboratory-confirmed influenza case reported, compared to 2 cases last week. 

Influenza outbreaks Similar No new influenza outbreaks reported, same as last week.
Influenza activity levels Similar Localized activity reported, similar to last week.
ILI & Respiratory ED Visits

Similar

6% of all ED visits this week were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome, compared to 6% last week.
Overall Assessment

Similar

 

Table 2. Number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported in Windsor-Essex County: Week 17 & 2017-18 season+

 

Influenza A

N (avg)

Influenza B

N (avg)

Influenza A & B

N (avg)

All Types

N (avg)

Week 17 0 (1)

0 (2)

0 (0) 0 (4)
Season 135 (147) 167 (47) 1 (0) 303 (195)

+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 17 and Total for the 2017-18 Influenza season
Aetiologic Agent/Organism Week 17 (%) Season (%)
Influenza A+ 0 13 (25%)
Influenza B+ 0 19 (36%)
Influenza A & B 2 (4%)
Parainfluenza (all types) 0 2 (4%)
Metapneumovirus 0 1 (2%)
No organism identified/unspecified 0 16 (30%)
Total 0 53

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms. 


Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 17 - Figure 1


 

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