DOH

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - December 31, 2002

Schools were closed during this reporting week.

Reports were received from 31 nursing homes from the following counties: Atlantic (2), Bergen (1), Burlington (2), Camden (1), Cape May (4), Cumberland (2), Essex (2), Hudson (1), Hunterdon (2), Mercer (2), Middlesex (1), Monmouth (2), Morris (2), Ocean (2), Passaic (1), Salem (3), and Sussex (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 2.15%, which was up from 1.42% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 38 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Atlantic (4), Burlington (2), Camden (2), Cape May (1), Cumberland (1), Essex (6), Gloucester (1), Hudson (6), Hunterdon (1), Mercer (1), Monmouth (4), Morris (2), Ocean (1), Passaic (1), Salem (2) and Union (3).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 5.89%, which was down from 6.81% 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 at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5148a4.htm

Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic NR 0.56% 3.86%
Bergen NR 1.10% NR
Burlington NR 2.72% 1.76%
Camden NR 1.91% 7.01%
Cape May NR 1.60% 15.49%
Cumberland NR 1.82% 9.09%
Essex NR 2.40% 8.12%
Gloucester NR NR 3.09%
Hudson NR 1.23% 7.38%
Hunterdon NR 0.53% 1.28%
Mercer NR 2.90% 3.28%
Middlesex NR 1.11% NR
Monmouth NR 1.23% 4.34%
Morris NR 3.13% 2.11%
Ocean NR 2.09% 8.68%
Passaic NR 7.62% 5.77%
Salem NR 6.16% 7.53%
Somerset NR NR NR
Sussex NR 0.66% NR
Union NR NR 8.23%
Warren NR NR NR
NR = No Report


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