DOH

New Jersey's Active Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
Surveillance Statistics
Surveillance Date - November 26, 2002

Reports were received from 189 schools from the following counties: Bergen (38), Camden (3), Cape May (9), Cumberland (6), Essex (2), Gloucester (4), Hudson (49), Middlesex (5), Monmouth (19), Morris (13), Ocean (1), Passaic (3), Salem (3), Somerset (28), Sussex (4), Union (1), and Warren (1).

The reported absenteeism rate among school students was 5.18%, which was up from 4.55% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 42 nursing homes from the following counties: Bergen (4), Burlington (3), Camden (3), Cape May (4), Cumberland (2), Essex (4), Hudson (1), Mercer (1), Middlesex (2), Morris (1), Ocean (1), Passaic (2), Salem (4), Somerset (6), Sussex (1), Union (1) and Warren (2).

The reported influenza-like illness rate among nursing home residents was 1.52%, which was up from 1.14% last week (this figure has been updated from what was reported last week).

Reports were received from 37 hospital emergency departments from the following counties: Bergen (1), Burlington (2), Camden (3), Cape May (1), Cumberland (1), Essex (7), Gloucester (1), Hudson (7), Mercer (1), Middlesex (4), Morris (1), Passaic (2), Salem (2), Somerset (2), Union (1) and Warren (1).

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/mm5139a3.htm.


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Absenteeism / Illness Rates by County

County Schools Nursing Homes Emergency Departments
Atlantic NR NR NR
Bergen 4.12% 4.42% 1.05%
Burlington NR 2.42% 1.80%
Camden 3.99% 0.17% 4.08%
Cape May 5.10% 0.69% 4.60%
Cumberland 5.33% 1.59% 16.22%
Essex 3.48% 3.27% 4.91%
Gloucester 7.47% NR 3.55%
Hudson 4.65% 0.82% 9.98%
Hunterdon NR NR NR
Mercer NR 0.80% 5.93%
Middlesex 4.63% 0.00% 5.59%
Monmouth 5.80% NR NR
Morris 3.61% 0.00% 0.63%
Ocean 5.49% 0.96% NR
Passaic 0.45% 2.14% 5.84%
Salem 5.03% 0.52% 4.00%
Somerset 6.34% 0.63% 5.79%
Sussex 6.46% 0.66% NR
Union 8.42% 1.22% 4.40%
Warren 17.91% 2.01% 7.41%
NR = No Report


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