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Data presented are for Week 51 (December 16th, 2018 to December 22nd, 2018) and was extracted on December 27th, 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 Higher 23 12 56
Number of influenza outbreaks in institutions Similar 0 0 0

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

Higher

31%

(Week 50)

22%

(Week 49)

11%

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

Similar

0%

(Week 50)

0%

(Week 49)

0%

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

Similar 9% 9% 8%

+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 23 100% 56 100%

Influenza B

0 0% 0 0%

Influenza A & B

0 0% 0 0%
Total 23 100% 56 100%
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 51

Circulating strains - 2018-19 - Week 51

ED visits - 2018-19 - Week 51

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