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Data presented are for Week 52 (December 24th, 2017 to December 30th, 2017) and was extracted on January 3rd, 2018

Table 1. Assessment of Influenza activity in Windsor-Essex County for Week 52
Measure of activity Assessment compared to previous week (Lower, Similar, Higher) Reasoning
Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases Similar

Three laboratory-confirmed influenza cases (sporadic cases) reported

Influenza outbreaks Similar One new influenza outbreak reported this week
Influenza activity levels Similar Localized activity reported
ILI & Respiratory ED Visits Higher 12% of all ED visits this week were due to ILI & Resp. syndrome. This signifies a 61% increase relative to the previous week.
Overall Assessment Similar  

Table 2. Number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported in Windsor-Essex County: Week 52 & 2017-18 season+
 

Influenza A

N (avg)

Influenza B

N (avg)

All Types

N (avg)

Week 52 2 (7) 1 (0) 3 (7)
Season 11 (32) 7 (0) 18 (32)

+Average of past five completed seasons reported in brackets


Table 3. Respiratory infection outbreaks in institutions: Week 52 and Total for the 2017-18 Influenza season
Aetiologic Agent/Organism Week 52 (%) Season (%)
Influenza A+ 0 (0%) 2 (13%)
Influenza B+ 1 (33%) 1 (6%)
Parainfluenza (all types) 0 (0%) 2 (13%)
No organism identified/unspecified 2 (67%) 11 (69%)
Total 3 16

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms


Flu Bulletin - 2017-18 - Week 52 - Figure 1

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