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Data presented are for Week 51 (December 17th, 2017 to December 23rd, 2017) and was extracted on January 2nd, 2018

Table 1. Assessment of Influenza activity in Windsor-Essex County for Week 51
Measure of activity Assessment compared to previous week (Lower, Similar, Higher) Reasoning
Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases Higher

Seven laboratory-confirmed influenza cases (five sporadic cases and two outbreak cases) reported

Influenza outbreaks Higher One new influenza outbreak reported this week
Influenza activity levels Higher Localized activity reported
ILI & Respiratory ED Visits Higher 8% of all ED visits this week were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome. This signifies a 33% increase relative to the previous week.
Overall Assessment Higher  

Table 2. Number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported in Windsor-Essex County: Week 51 & 2017-18 season+
 

Influenza A

N (avg)

Influenza B

N (avg)

All Types

N (avg)

Week 51 3 (12) 4 (0) 7 (12)
Season 9 (25) 6 (0) 15 (25)

+Average of past five completed seasons reported in brackets


Table 3. Respiratory infection outbreaks in institutions: Week 51 and Total for the 2017-18 Influenza season
Aetiologic Agent/Organism Week 51 (%) Season (%)
Influenza A+ 1 (33%) 2 (15%)
Parainfluenza (all types) 0 (0%) 2 (15%)
No organism identified/unspecified 2 (67%) 9 (70%)
Total 3 13

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms


Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 51 - Figure 1

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