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Data presented are for Week 08 (February 17th, 2019 to February 23rd, 2019) and was extracted on February 26th, 2019. 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 Higher 6 5 125
Number of influenza outbreaks in institutions Similar 0 1 1

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

Higher

15%

(Week 07)

9%

(Week 06)

14%

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

Similar

0%

(Week 07)

0%

(Week 06)

0%

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

Higher

7% 5% 7%

+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 6 100% 125 100%

Influenza B

0 0% 0 0%

Influenza A & B

0 0% 0 0%
Total 6 100% 125 100%
Table 3. Outbreaks of influenza in institutions

Causative Agent

Current Week

(N)

Current Week

(%)

Season

(N)

Season

(%)

Influenza A+ 0 100% 1 100%
Influenza B+ 0 0% 0 0%
Influenza A & B 0 0% 0 0%
Total 0 100% 1 100%

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms. 

 

Influenza cases - 2018-19 - Week 08

Circulating strains - 2018-19 - Week 08

ED visits - 2018-19 - Week 08

 

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