DHSS

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - February 4, 2003

Reports were received from 200 schools from the following counties: Atlantic (3), Bergen (37), Camden (3), Cape May (8), Cumberland (7), Essex (3), Gloucester (5), Hudson (47), Hunterdon (4), Middlesex (7), Monmouth (1), Morris (15), Ocean (6), Passaic (2), Salem (3), Somerset (39), Sussex (2), Union (5) and Warren (3).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 7.27%, which was up from 6.21% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 51 nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (4), Bergen (1), Burlington (1), Camden (3), Cape May (4), Cumberland (4), Essex (3), Hudson (1), Hunterdon (4), Mercer (2), Middlesex (2), Morris (3), Ocean (2), Passaic (1), Salem (3), Somerset (7), Sussex (3), Union (2) and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 1.40%, which was down from 2.84% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 46 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (4), Bergen (1), Camden (4), Cape May (1), Cumberland (2), Essex (5), Gloucester (2), Hudson (6), Hunterdon (1), Mercer (1), Middlesex (3), Morris (4), Ocean (2), Passaic (1), Salem (1), Somerset (2), Sussex (2), Union (3) and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 10.14%, which was up from 7.14% 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.


Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic 8.63% 2.25% 7.33%
Bergen 7.64% 0.00% 6.35%
Burlington NR 1.01% NR
Camden 12.46% 0.86% 12.14%
Cape May 18.74% 2.51% 25.47%
Cumberland 9.23% 2.19% 14.03%
Essex 6.75% 0.53% 5.39%
Gloucester 14.09% NR 12.90%
Hudson 4.88% 5.29% 10.23%
Hunterdon 5.31% 0.72% 6.59%
Mercer NR 0.83% 3.35%
Middlesex 4.24% 1.15% 8.49%
Monmouth 6.88% NR NR
Morris 4.93% 1.61% 5.33%
Ocean 9.77% 2.21% 7.47%
Passaic 6.99% 4.55% 15.79%
Salem 6.51% 1.81% 17.02%
Somerset 6.80% 0.14% 6.93%
Sussex 3.74% 0.70% 19.10%
Union 8.81% 0.00% 13.66%
Warren 14.23% 1.67% 20.41%
NR = No Report


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