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Data presented are for Week 46 (November 11th, 2018 to November 17th, 2018) and was extracted on November 21st, 2018. Data presented represent a snapshot of the information at the time of extraction and may differ from previous or subsequent reports.

Table 1. Summary of activity for current reporting week
Indicator Trend From Previous Week Current Week Previous Week Season
Number of lab-confirmed influenza cases Similar 3

2

6

Number of influenza outbreaks in institutions

Similar

0

0

0

+Percent positivity of lab specimens tested for Influenza A (Erie St. Clair Region)

Lower

3%

(Week 45)

6%

(Week 44)

4%

+Percent positivity of lab specimens tested for Influenza B (Erie St. Clair Region)

Similar 0%

(Week 45)
0%

(Week 44)
0%

*Percent of emergency department visits due to influenza-like illness or respiratory syndrome

Higher

7%

6% 5%

+Includes Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Lambton. For the trend comparison, the previous week is compared to the week prior (i.e. if the reporting week is 45, week 44 is compared to week 43). The values for percent positivity for the season are as of the end of the previous reporting week.

*Historical values are displayed in the last figure (see below).

Table 2. Number of lab-confirmed influenza cases for report week and season
Causative Agent

Current Week

(N)

Current Week

(%)

Season

(N)

Season

(%)

Influenza A 3 100% 6 100%

Influenza B

0 0% 0 0%

Influenza A & B

0 0% 0 0%
Total 3 100% 6 100%
Table 3. Outbreaks of influenza in institutions

Causative Agent

Current Week

(N)

Current Week

(%)

Season

(N)

Season

(%)

Influenza A+ 0 0% 0 0%
Influenza B+ 0

0%

0

0%

Influenza A & B 0

0%

0

0%

Total 0 - 0 -

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms. 

Influenza cases - 2018-19 - Week 46

Circulating strains - 2018-19 - Week 46

ED visits - 2018-19 - Week 46

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