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Data presented are for Week 09 (February 24th, 2019 to March 2nd, 2019) and was extracted on March 4th, 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 Lower 1 6 126
Number of influenza outbreaks in institutions Similar 1 0 2

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

Lower

8%

(Week 08)

15%

(Week 07)

14%

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

Similar

0%

(Week 08)

0%

(Week 07)

0%

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

Lower

5% 7% 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 1 100% 126 100%

Influenza B

0 0% 0 0%

Influenza A & B

0 0% 0 0%
Total 1 100% 126 100%
Table 3. Outbreaks of influenza in institutions

Causative Agent

Current Week

(N)

Current Week

(%)

Season

(N)

Season

(%)

Influenza A+ 1 100% 2 100%
Influenza B+ 0 0% 0 0%
Influenza A & B 0 0% 0 0%
Total 1 100% 2 100%

+Includes combined outbreaks of Influenza and other microorganisms. 

 

Influenza cases - 2018-19 - Week 09

Circulating strains - 2018-19 - Week 09

ED visits - 2018-19 - Week 09

 

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