DHSS

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - January 27, 2004

Reports were received from (86) schools from the following counties: Atlantic (3), Camden (4), Cape May (8) Essex (23) Gloucester (4), Hunterdon (3) Middlesex (5) Monmouth (1) Morris (16) Ocean (7, Passaic (7), Somerset (1) Sussex (2) Union (1) and Warren (1).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 4.66%.

Reports were received from (43) nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (3), Burlington (2), Camden (5), Cape May (4), Essex (6), Gloucester (1), Hunterdon (4), Mercer (3), Middlesex (1), Morris (4), Ocean (4), Passaic (3), Sussex (2), and Union (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 1.79%.

Reports were received from (40) hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (3), Burlington (1), Camden (7), Cape May (1), Essex (7), Gloucester (2), Hunterdon (1) Mercer (2), Middlesex (3) Morris (3), Ocean (2) Passaic (1), Sussex (1), Union (5) and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 7.83%.
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.

Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic 6.30% 1.68% 5.34%
Bergen NR NR NR
Burlington NR 3.70% 2.17%
Camden 1.84% 0.00% 13.46%
Cape May 8.11% 3.28% 11.36%
Cumberland NR NR NR
Essex 1.13% 0.00% 2.16%
Gloucester 1.19% 0.00% 3.57%
Hudson NR NR NR
Hunterdon 2.88% 3.39% 0.00%
Mercer NR 0.91% 12.50%
Middlesex 9.59% 2.08% 4.86%
Monmouth 4.10% NR NR
Morris 3.70% 4.99% 15.57%
Ocean 7.41% 1.09% 12.42%
Passaic 3.48% 1.55% 3.28%
Salem NR NR NR
Somerset 1.77% NR NR
Sussex 6.43% 3.32% 8.70%
Union 0.04% 0.00% 6.05%
Warren 0.00% NR 20.00%
NR = No Report

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