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Data presented are for Week 48 (November 26th, 2017 to December 2nd, 2017) and was extracted on December 4th, 2017

Table 1. Assessment of Influenza activity in Windsor-Essex County for Week 48
Measure of activity Assessment compared to previous week (Lower, Similar, Higher) Reasoning
Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases Higher One laboratory-confirmed influenza case (sporadic case) reported
Influenza outbreaks Similar No new influenza outbreaks reported in Week 48
Influenza activity levels Similar No ongoing Influenza outbreaks
ILI & Respiratory ED Visits Similar 6% of all ED visits in Week 48 were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome. This is a 10% decrease from the previous week
Overall Assessment Similar  

Table 2. Number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported in Windsor-Essex County: Week 48 & 2017-18 season+
 

Influenza A

N (avg)

Influenza B

N (avg)

All Types

N (avg)

Week 48 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Season 5 (4) 1 (0) 6 (4)

+Average of past five completed seasons reported in brackets

Table 3. Respiratory infection outbreaks in institutions: Week 48 and Total for the 2017-18 Influenza season
Aetiologic Agent/Organism Week 48 (%) Season (%)
Influenza A+ 0 1 (10%)
Parainfluenza (all types) 0 2 (20%)
No organism identified/unspecified 1 (100%) 7 (70%)
Total 1 (100%) 10 (100%)

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms

Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 48 - Figure 1

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