DOH

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - November 5, 2002

Reports were received from 84 schools from the following counties: Bergen (6), Camden (1), Cape May (9), Cumberland (6), Essex (2), Gloucester (2), Hudson (1), Middlesex (5), Morris (16), Passaic (2), Salem (1), Somerset (28), Sussex (4), and Union (1).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 5.68%, which was up from 3.77% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 49 nursing homes from the following counties: Bergen (2), Camden (3), Cape May (4), Cumberland (3), Essex (5), Gloucester (3), Hudson (2), Middlesex (5), Morris (3), Ocean (1), Passaic (3), Salem (2), Somerset (8), Sussex (3), Union (1) and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 1.29%, which was down from 2.63% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 35 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Bergen (1), Burlington (1), Camden (4), Cape May (1), Cumberland (2), Essex (2), Gloucester (2), Hudson (5), Middlesex (5), Morris (2), Ocean (1), Passaic (2), Salem (2), Somerset (2), and Union (3).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 5.89%, which was up from 5.31% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

There have been no isolates 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 at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5139a3.htm.

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Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic NR NR NR
Bergen 3.84% 0.00% 0.00%
Burlington NR NR 7.41%
Camden 5.85% 0.51% 7.22%
Cape May 4.73% 1.37% 11.11%
Cumberland 4.61% 1.20% 8.93%
Essex 1.40% 1.61% 8.33%
Gloucester 11.21% 0.26% 6.70%
Hudson 1.27% 0.00% 4.64%
Hunterdon NR NR NR
Mercer NR NR NR
Middlesex 4.71% 0.31% 7.39%
Monmouth NR NR NR
Morris 3.18% 6.05% 0.82%
Ocean NR 7.07% 3.59%
Passaic 10.37% 0.27% 1.75%
Salem 4.64% 2.93% 1.22%
Somerset 5.63% 1.04% 7.41%
Sussex 6.19% 1.34% NR
Union 15.51% 2.63% 5.36%
Warren NR 1.69% NR
NR = No Report


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