DOH

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - December 3, 2002

Reports were received from 154 schools from the following counties: Bergen (36), Burlington (1), Camden (3), Cape May (8), Cumberland (8), Essex (3), Gloucester (4), Hudson (8), Middlesex (7), Monmouth (19), Morris (15), Ocean (1), Passaic (2), Salem (1), Somerset (29), Sussex (4), Union (4), and Warren (1).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 5.44%, which was up from 5.17% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 58 nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (1), Bergen (3), Burlington (3), Camden (3), Cape May (3), Cumberland (4), Essex (4), Hudson (1), Mercer (1), Middlesex (4), Monmouth (6), Morris (4), Ocean (3), Passaic (3), Salem (4), Somerset (7), Sussex (2) and Warren (2).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 0.99%, which was down from 1.49% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 45 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (1), Bergen (1), Burlington (1), Camden (5), Cape May (1), Cumberland (3), Essex (6), Hudson (5), Mercer (1), Middlesex (3), Monmouth (4), Morris (1), Ocean (1), Passaic (2), Salem (2), Somerset (2), Sussex (1), Union (3) and Warren (2).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 5.42%, which was up from 5.12% 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 0.00% 4.59%
Bergen 4.90% 0.89% 3.19%
Burlington 6.23% 1.18% 3.03%
Camden 4.95% 0.00% 7.21%
Cape May 5.43% 1.22% 9.59%
Cumberland 5.15% 1.29% 8.65%
Essex 5.26% 0.25% 5.34%
Gloucester 9.05% NR NR
Hudson 2.92% 0.82% 9.14%
Hunterdon NR NR NR
Mercer NR 0.80% 1.32%
Middlesex 4.64% 2.29% 4.76%
Monmouth 6.82% 1.86% 6.52%
Morris 3.65% 0.92% 1.71%
Ocean 5.83% 0.25% 12.31%
Passaic 5.19% 0.87% 2.27%
Salem 8.27% 0.26% 5.36%
Somerset 5.41% 0.96% 9.26%
Sussex 6.73% 2.37% 0.00%
Union 8.29% NR 3.25%
Warren 6.98% 0.67% 1.00%
NR = No Report


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