DOH
New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics

Surveillance Date - December 9, 2003

Reports were received from (110) schools from the following counties: Atlantic (14), Bergen (1), Camden (3), Cape May (7) Essex (7), Gloucester (3), Hudson (10), Hunterdon (4) Mercer (1), Middlesex (6) Monmouth (20), Morris (17), Ocean (3), Somerset (3), Sussex (1) Union (1) and Warren (9)

The reported absenteeism rate among school students 6.85%, which is the twelfth for this school year flu season that started on September 23, 2003.

Reports were received from (32) nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (3), Camden (2), Cape May (3), Essex (3), Hudson (4), Hunterdon (3), Mercer (3), Middlesex (2), Monmouth (1), Morris (2), Sussex (1), and Warren (5).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 4.02%, which is the twelfth report for this flu season. that started on September 23, 2003.

Reports were received from (32) hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (1), Cape May (1), Camden (5) Essex (6), Hudson (4), Hunterdon (1) Mercer (1), Middlesex (4) Monmouth (1), Morris (2), Sussex (1), and Union (5).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 9.78%, which is the twelfth for this flu season that started on September 23, 2003.

An update on influenza activity in the United States and worldwide can be found in the September 26, 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 6.47% 4.91% 16.67%
Bergen 11.19% NR NR
Burlington NR NR NR
Camden 7.96% 9.11% 11.24%
Cape May 10.71% 2.49% 11.76%
Cumberland NR NR NR
Essex 5.03% 3.56% 8.15%
Gloucester 6.32% NR NR
Hudson 5.45% 2.84% 16.35%
Hunterdon 3.62% 4.95% 2.74%
Mercer 7.46% 0.31% 3.06%
Middlesex 14.03% 1.49% 6.53%
Monmouth 8.62% 9.76% 3.66%
Morris 4.16% 2.34% 7.14%
Ocean 4.77% NR NR%
Passaic NR NR NR
Salem NR NR NR
Somerset 10.20% NR NR
Sussex 6.31% 1.96% 9.33%
Union 0.17% NR 10.07%
Warren 8.02% 5.12% NR

NR = No Report

Last Modified: Thursday, 12-Jul-12 16:21:10