PEI Weekly Influenza Summary 2017-2018 Season
Week 19 – May 6 - May 12, 2018
- There was sporadic flu activity in PEI during Week 19.
- Our seasonal total is 319 lab-confirmed cases (134 A/H3; 8 A/pH1N1; 7 A/unsubtyped; 170 B).
- The median age of cases to date is 62 years.
- Nationally influenza activity continues to decrease, but parts of Central and Eastern Canada are still reporting localized activity. Detections of influenza A were greater than influenza B.
Epidemiological curve of laboratory data
There was sporadic flu activity in PEI during Week 18. Lab-confirmed influenza tests are just an indication of greater influenza activity as many individuals with influenza do not seek medical attention.
Current Week (19)
|Respiratory Outbreaks||Current Week (19)||Cumulative 2017-18|
1 ILI: Influenza like illness
|Severe Outcome||Current Week (19)||Cumulative 2017-18|
1 Hospitalization data is gathered through infection prevention and control practitioners at each Island hospital. Data includes ICU cases.
2 Deaths include individuals with a positive influenza test result. Influenza may not have been the major contributing cause of death.
Definitions (based on national Fluwatch definitions)
- No activity: no lab-confirmed influenza detections in the reporting week, however, sporadically occurring ILI may be reported
- Sporadic: sporadically occurring ILI and lab-confirmed influenza detection(s) with no outbreaks detected within the influenza surveillance region
- Localized: evidence of increased ILI; lab-confirmed influenza detection(s); outbreaks in 1 county only
- Widespread: evidence of increased ILI; lab-confirmed influenza detection(s); outbreaks in more than 1 county
- Hospitals and Residential institutions: 2 or more cases of ILI occurring within a 7 day period, with at least 1 lab- confirmed case
- Schools, Workplaces and other: absenteeism greater than 10% higher than expected which is most likely due to ILI
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