DOH

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - December 10, 2002

Reports were received from 190 schools from the following counties: Bergen (37), Burlington (1), Camden (4), Cape May (8), Cumberland (8), Essex (4), Gloucester (4), Hudson (47), Mercer (1), Middlesex (5), Monmouth (21), Morris (15), Ocean (2), Passaic (2), Salem (3), Somerset (27), and Union (1).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 4.98%, which was down from 5.44% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 44 nursing homes from the following counties: Bergen (1), Burlington (2), Camden (3), Cape May (4), Cumberland (2), Essex (3), Gloucester (3), Mercer (1), Monmouth (6), Morris (3), Ocean (2), Passaic (3), Salem (3), Somerset (7), and Union (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 1.42%, which was up from 0.99% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 42 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Burlington (2), Camden (3), Cape May (1), Cumberland (3), Essex (6), Gloucester (1), Hudson (4), Mercer (1), Middlesex (3), Monmouth (5), Morris (3), Ocean (2), Passaic (2), Salem (2), Somerset (2), and Union (2).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 5.05%, which was down from 6.02% 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/mm5148a4.htm

Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic NR NR NR
Bergen 4.57% 0.00% NR
Burlington 6.78% 0.73% 3.90%
Camden 3.36% 0.34% 3.49%
Cape May 5.90% 1.60% 11.36%
Cumberland 4.78% 4.32% 12.78%
Essex 5.79% 1.82% 5.06%
Gloucester 7.97% 0.00% 4.60%
Hudson 5.09% NR 4.04%
Hunterdon NR NR NR
Mercer 0.61% 0.80% 2.80%
Middlesex 2.62% NR 5.36%
Monmouth 5.51% 2.26% 6.12%
Morris 4.12% 2.42% 1.46%
Ocean 7.75% 0.33% 5.74%
Passaic 0.78% 0.33% 0.75%
Salem 5.26% 1.20% 5.33%
Somerset 5.08% 1.49% 6.45%
Sussex NR NR NR
Union 4.68% 1.83% 5.73%
Warren NR NR NR
NR = No Report


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