DHSS

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - January 20, 2004

Reports were received from (187) schools from the following counties: Atlantic (15), Bergen (13), Burlington (3), Camden (4), Cape May (7), Cumberland (4), Essex (14), Gloucester (4), Hudson (6), Hunterdon (5), Middlesex (8) Monmouth (20), Morris (21), Ocean (5), Passaic (6), Salem (2), Somerset (37), Sussex (3), Union (1) and Warren (9)

The reported absenteeism rate among school students 6.18%, which is the eighteenth for this school year flu season that started on September 23, 2003.

Reports were received from (50) nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (3), Bergen (4), Burlington (2), Cape May (4), Cumberland (4), Hudson (2), Hunterdon (3), Mercer (3), Middlesex (2), Monmouth (4), Morris (2), Ocean (1), Passaic (2), Somerset (7), and Warren (7).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 3.76%, which is the eighteenth report for this flu season. that started on September 23, 2003.

Reports were received from (40) hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (2), Bergen (3), Camden (2) Cumberland (1*), Essex (3), Gloucester (2), Hudson (4), Hunterdon (1) Mercer (2), Middlesex (4) Monmouth (4), Morris (2), Ocean (3) Passaic (2), Salem (1), (Somerset (1), Sussex (2), and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 5.54%, which is the eighteenth for this flu season that started on September 23, 2003.
An update on influenza activity in the United States and worldwide can be found in the January 16, 2004 issue of the MMWR and a CDC weekly summary of influenza activity at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/weekly.htm.

*Aggregate number

Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic 6.09% 1.24% 8.70%
Bergen 5.75% 4.95% 1.09%
Burlington 4.16% 4.81% NR
Camden 2.83% NR 9.39%
Cape May 4.61% 4.57% NR
Cumberland 4.99% 3.35% 5.9%
Essex 2.31% NR 3.34%
Gloucester 11.12% NR 4.29%
Hudson 12.32% 1.58% 8.77%
Hunterdon 3.35% 8.07% 1.28%
Mercer NR 4.98% 15.57%
Middlesex 6.48% 1.62% 5.78%
Monmouth 4.03% 4.81% 4.97%
Morris 4.67% 7.14% 2.55%
Ocean 3.79% 7.25% 6.30%
Passaic 1.92% 0.53% 3.70%
Salem 2.43% NR 13.79%
Somerset 2.46% 3.13% 1.80%
Sussex 1.50% NR 12.84%
Union 5.25% NR NR
Warren 6.11% 0.65% 16.18%
NR = No Report

Last Modified: Wednesday, 11-Oct-06 16:47:30