DOH

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - October 15, 2002

Reports were received from 83 schools from the following counties: Bergen (6), Burlington (1), Camden (2), Cape May (9), Cumberland (6), Essex (1), Gloucester (4), Monmouth (18), Morris (14), Passaic (1), Salem (3), Somerset (13), Union (2), and Warren (3).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 4.78%, which was up from 3.55% last week.

Reports were received from 37 nursing homes from the following counties: Bergen (1), Burlington (1), Camden (2), Cape May (4), Cumberland (4), Hudson (1), Monmouth (4), Morris (2), Ocean (1), Passaic (3), Salem (3), Somerset (8), Union (2) and Warren (1).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 1.87%, which was down from 2.19% last week.

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

The reported influenza-like illness rate among Emergency Department patients was 5.24%, which was up from 3.59% 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/mm5139a3.htm.

Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic NR NR NR
Bergen 3.34% 0.00% NR
Burlington 5.13% 3.19% NR
Camden 3.83% 1.66% 12.31%
Cape May 3.76% 3.89% 7.48%
Cumberland 4.17% 1.67% 2.63%
Essex 3.26% NR 9.50%
Gloucester 6.42% NR 3.07%
Hudson NR 1.18% 4.19%
Hunterdon NR NR NR
Mercer NR NR NR
Middlesex NR NR NR
Monmouth 5.30% 1.79% 2.30%
Morris 2.78% 7.51% 4.38%
Ocean NR 1.01% 12.37%
Passaic 0.51% 0.69% 2.65%
Salem 6.14% 0.00% 6.49%
Somerset 5.35% 0.92% 5.86%
Sussex NR NR NR
Union 6.78% 4.11% 5.28%
Warren 8.25% 0.00% 2.33%
NR = No Report


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