DHSS

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - February 18, 2003

Schools were closed due to snow on this surveillance date.

Reports were received from 47 nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (2), Bergen (1), Burlington (3), Camden (3), Cape May (4), Cumberland (3), Hunterdon (4), Mercer (1), Middlesex (2), Monmouth (4), Morris (2), Ocean (1), Passaic (4), Salem (3), Somerset (7), and Sussex (3).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 1.30%, which was down from 1.59% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 49 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (4), Burlington (2), Camden (4), Cape May (1), Cumberland (2), Gloucester (2), Hudson (7), Hunterdon (1), Mercer (1), Middlesex (3), Monmouth (4), Morris (4), Ocean (1), Passaic (3), Salem (2), Somerset (1), Sussex (2), Union (3) and Warren (2).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 7.33%, which was up from 6.25% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

There has been one isolate of influenza A virus reported in New Jersey so far this season.

An update on influenza activity in the United States and worldwide can be found in the January 17, 2003 issue of the MMWR and a CDC weekly summary of influenza activity at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/weekly.htm.

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic NR 1.10% 4.98%
Bergen NR 1.10% NR
Burlington NR 1.97% 5.94%
Camden NR 0.17% 8.48%
Cape May NR 3.66% 21.05%
Cumberland NR 0.34% 17.58%
Essex NR NR NR
Gloucester NR NR 6.14%
Hudson NR NR 9.37%
Hunterdon NR 1.69% 2.82%
Mercer NR 0.00% 2.82%
Middlesex NR 0.00% 7.24%
Monmouth NR 1.41% 3.58%
Morris NR 0.58% 3.14%
Ocean NR 3.07% 4.72%
Passaic NR 1.16% 4.00%
Salem NR 0.40% 9.57%
Somerset NR 0.70% 7.38%
Sussex NR 2.77% 9.17%
Union NR NR 11.35%
Warren NR NR 8.59%
NR = No Report


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