DHSS

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - January 15, 2002

Reports were received from 94 schools from the following counties: Atlantic (5), Bergen (1), Burlington (4), Camden (3), Cape May (8), Cumberland (7), Essex (5), Gloucester (4), Mercer (1), Middlesex (12), Morris (15), Ocean (5), Passaic (4), Salem (4), Somerset (1), Sussex (3), Union (6), and Warren (6).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 6.88%, which was up from 6.18% last week. Last week's number is different from what was reported last week due to additional reports received for last week.

Reports were received from 46 nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (4), Bergen (3), Burlington (3), Camden (2), Cape May (4), Cumberland (3), Gloucester (1), Middlesex (5), Morris (3), Ocean (1), Passaic (3), Salem (4), Somerset (1), Sussex (4), Union (3), and Warren (2).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 2.10%, which was up from 2.05% last week. Last week's number is different from what was reported last week due to additional reports received for last week.

Reports were received from 47 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (4), Bergen (5), Burlington (2), Camden (2), Cape May (1), Cumberland (1), Essex (4), Gloucester (1), Hunterdon (1), Mercer (3), Middlesex (5), Morris (3), Ocean (3), Passaic (1), Salem (2), Somerset (1), Sussex (2), Union (5) and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 9.36%, which was down from 9.55% last week. Last week's number is different from what was reported last week due to additional reports received for last week.
There have been four isolates of influenza A virus reported in New Jersey so far this season, one from McGuire Air Force Base from a resident of Mercer County, and the remainder from Hackensack University Medical Center from residents of Bergen County (New Milford, Hackensack and Elmwood Park).

An update on influenza activity in the United States and worldwide can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5038a2.htm.


Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic 3.89% 3.64% 8.53%
Bergen 3.84% 1.52% 2.82%
Burlington 8.58% 1.03% 5.19%
Camden 7.34% 0.80% 9.88%
Cape May 5.16% 2.75% 12.5%
Cumberland 5.24% 0.34% 8.00%
Essex 4.61% NR 12.89%
Gloucester 7.15% 0.00% 9.43%
Hudson NR NR NR
Hunterdon NR NR 6.67%
Mercer 1.83% NR 9.52%
Middlesex 8.45% 4.26% 13.58%
Monmouth NR NR NR
Morris 4.34% 3.21% 0.40%
Ocean 8.70% 0.00% 9.46%
Passaic 6.46% 3.13% 10.85%
Salem 6.38% 0.78% 10.61%
Somerset 4.46% 0.78% 6.35%
Sussex 5.29% 1.23% 2.73%
Union 9.01% 2.75% 13.33%
Warren 11.28% 5.70% 71.43%
NR = No Report


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