DHSS

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - January 1, 2002

Because schools were not in session during the Christmas / New Year's holiday, there are no school reports for this surveillance date.

Reports were received from 43 nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (2), Bergen (1), Burlington (2), Camden (2), Cape May (4), Cumberland (4), Gloucester (1), Hudson (1), Hunterdon (4), Middlesex (1), Monmouth (5), Morris (2), Passaic (2), Salem (4), Sussex (4), Union (3), and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 2.47%, which was up from 1.69% last week.

Reports were received from 43 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (4), Burlington (1), Camden (3), Cape May (1), Cumberland (3), Essex (1), Gloucester (1), Hudson (9), Hunterdon (1), Mercer (3), Monmouth (2), Morris (3), Ocean (2), Passaic (3), Salem (1), Sussex (2), Union (2) and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 9.13%, which was up from 8.60% last week.
There have been four isolates of influenza A virus reported in New Jersey so far this season, one from McGuire Air Force Base from a resident of Mercer County, and the remainder from Hackensack University Medical Center from residents of Bergen County (New Milford, Hackensack and Elmwood Park).
An update on influenza activity in the United States and worldwide can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5038a2.htm


Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic NR 6.16% 8.33%
Bergen NR 0.00% NR
Burlington NR 1.12% 13.25%
Camden NR 0.60% 4.51%
Cape May NR 4.58% 22.83%
Cumberland NR 3.22% 15.19%
Essex NR NR 23.33%
Gloucester NR 0.00% 7.38%
Hudson NR 0.41% 12.67%
Hunterdon NR 2.68% 5.75%
Mercer NR NR 7.95%
Middlesex NR 1.69% NR
Monmouth NR 3.95% 0.48%
Morris NR 2.97% 0.66%
Ocean NR NR 10.27%
Passaic NR 1.85% 8.14%
Salem NR 1.31% 20.00%
Somerset NR NR NR
Sussex NR 0.99% 7.96%
Union NR 3.86% 11.05%
Warren NR 1.11% 4.76%
NR = No Report


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