PEI Weekly Influenza Summary 2017-2018 Season
Week 6 – Feb. 4 - Feb. 10, 2018
- There was localized flu activity in PEI during Week 6.
- Our seasonal total is 163 lab-confirmed cases (61 A/H3; 3 A/pH1N1; 4 A/unsubtyped; 95 B).
- The median age of cases to date is 62 years.
Overall, influenza activity in Canada remains at peak levels but there are signs that activity is starting to slow down in parts of the country.
Epidemiological curve of laboratory data
There was localized flu activity in PEI during Week 6. Lab-confirmed influenza tests are just an indication of greater influenza activity as many individuals with influenza do not seek medical attention.
Current Week (6)
|Respiratory Outbreaks||Current Week (6)||Cumulative 2017-18|
1 ILI: Influenza like illness
|Severe Outcome||Current Week (6)||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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