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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 10

    March 03?March 09 Week 10

    Summary

    There were 5 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza reported this week.

    There have been 695 cases reported this season in NL: influenza A continues to be the main strain (99% of cases) and there have been 9 cases of influenza B reported.

    In NL, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was the predominant virus reported this week (13 cases). There have been 62 cases reported this season.

    Across Canada, there is an overall decline in influenza/ILI activity from the peak in early January.
    ...

    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p...2013week10.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 7

    2012/2013 Season 1
    February 17?February 23 Week 08

    Summary

    Widespread activity was reported by one RHA, CH: localized activity reported in EH and LGH and sporadic activity reported in WH.

    There have been 669 cases reported this season in NL: influenza A continues to be the predominant strain (99% of cases). The number of cases reported has declined for the past three weeks.

    A total of 15 deaths have been reported in NL. All deaths were in the age group over 65 years.

    Across Canada, several indicators of influenza activity have declined.

    There have been 17 cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) reported this week: 39 cases this season.
    ...
    Table 3: Number of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths by reporting region, 2012/2013 season, NL.
    <TABLE dir=ltr border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=7 width=572><TBODY><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">RHA

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Cases </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Hospitalizations </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">ICU </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Deaths </B>

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Eastern </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">295 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">125 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">11 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">11 </B>

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Central </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">157 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">37 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">6 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">4 </B>

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Western </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">181 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">64 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">9 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">0 </B>

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">Labrador- Grenfell </B>

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">36 </B>

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">5 </B>

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0 </B>

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0 </B>

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Total </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">669 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">231 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">26 </B>

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">15 </B>

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></B>


    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p.../2013week8.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 7

    February 10?February 916 Week 07
    Influenza Weekly Report

    Summary

    Widespread activity is reported from two RHAs: EH and WH: localized activity is reported in CH and LGH.

    The majority of cases were in EH (45%), followed by WH (27%), CH (24%), and LGH (5%).

    Influenza A has been the predominant strain in NL (99% of cases): 5 cases of influenza B reported todate.

    A total of 220 hospitalizations have been reported to-date in NL: 34 % of influenza cases. The majority (65%) of hospitalizations were in the age group 65+. Of the hospitalized cases, 12% required ICU care.

    There have been 8 cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) reported this week: 25 cases this season.
    ...
    Table 3: Number of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths by reporting region, 2012/2013 season, NL.
    <TABLE dir=ltr border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=7 width=572><TBODY><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">RHA

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Cases

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Hospitalizations

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">ICU

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Deaths

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Eastern

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">289

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">122

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">11

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">11

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Central

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">155

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">37

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">6

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">4

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Western

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">171

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">57

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">9

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">Labrador-Grenfell

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">30

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">4

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Total

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">645

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">220

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">26

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">15

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p.../2013week7.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 6

    Influenza Weekly Report
    February 3?February 9, Week 06

    Summary

    Widespread activity is still reported from three RHAs: EH, CH, and WH. The majority of cases were in EH (46%), followed by WH (27%), CH (23%), and LGH (4%).

    There were 165 specimens tested by the laboratory for influenza in week 6, a slight drop from last week.

    All cases were influenza A this week and the majority of cases this season have been influenza A (99%).

    A total of 203 hospitalizations have been reported to-date in NL: 30.4 % of cases.

    The immunization status is known for 83% of the cases: 23% were vaccinated.

    Across the country many regions continue to report widespread and localized activity.
    ...


    Table 3: Number of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths by reporting region, 2012/2013 season, NL.
    <TABLE dir=ltr border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=7 width=572><TBODY><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">RHA


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Cases


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Hospitalizations


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">ICU


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Deaths


    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Eastern


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">273


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">111


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">9


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">7


    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Central


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">138


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">37


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">6


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">4


    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Western


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">159


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">52


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">7


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">0


    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">Labrador-Grenfell


    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">25


    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">3


    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0


    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0


    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Total


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">595


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">203


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">22


    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">11


    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p.../2013week6.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 3

    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    2012/2013 Season 1
    January 13? January 19, Week 03

    Summary

    Widespread activity is still reported from three RHAs; 37% of the cases to-date occurred in week 3. The number of laboratory-confirmed cases increased significantly in CH and WH this week with a stabilization of cases in EH. Hospitalizations increased from 28 in week 2 to a total of 50 cases in week 3. All cases this week are influenza A. There have been 43 outbreaks of influenza and influenza-like illness reported in the past month; however there have been only two new outbreaks reported for week 3.

    Western and Central Canada are reporting a slight decline in the number of cases. The other Atlantic Provinces have localized influenza activity. The virus strains are 98% similar to the vaccine strains.
    ...

    Table 3: Number and % of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths by reporting region, 2012/2013 season.

    <TABLE dir=ltr border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=7 width=572><TBODY><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">RHA

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Cases

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Hospitalizations

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">ICU

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Deaths

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Eastern

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">231

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">96

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">8

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">7

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Central

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">89

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">24

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">4

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">2

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Western

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">75

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">17

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">4

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">Labrador-Grenfell

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">13

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">1

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Total

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">408

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">138

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">16

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">9

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p.../2013week3.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 2

    2012/2013 Season 1
    January 6? January 12, Week 02

    Summary

    The number of laboratory-confirmed cases decreased slightly during the past week; however, three RHAs are reporting widespread activity. Twenty-eight hospitalizations reported this week; 18 - EH, 6?WH, 3?CH and 1?LGH. All cases this week are influenza A. Twelve outbreaks were reported; down from 18 for last week.

    The other Atlantic Provinces have localized influenza activity. Widespread activity is still being reported in Central and Western Canada. NML reports virus strains are 98% similar to the vaccine strains.

    It?s not to late to vaccinate!! Promote vaccination and preventative actions especially the 3 ?Cs?: Clean your hands, Cover your cough, and Contain your illness.
    ...
    Table 3: Number and % of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths by reporting region, 2012/2013 season.

    <TABLE dir=ltr border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=7 width=572><TBODY><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">RHA

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Cases

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Hospitalizations

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">ICU

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Deaths

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Eastern

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">172

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">65

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">6

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">5

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Central

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">51

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">14

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">3

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Western

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">30

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">8

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">2

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">Labrador-Grenfell

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">6

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">1

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD><TD height=13 vAlign=top width="20%">0

    </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">Total

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">259

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">88

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">11

    </TD><TD height=5 vAlign=top width="20%">5

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p.../2013week2.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 1

    Dec 30? Jan 5, Week 01
    Influenza Weekly Report

    Summary

    Influenza activity increased significantly in the province this week; widespread activity is reported for EHCH and WH. 46 hospitalizations reported this past week and 4 deaths since December 21, 2012.

    Outbreaks have been reported in 32 facilities since December 20 across the province; 23 EH; 8 CH; 1 WH.

    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p.../2013week1.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 52

    Dec 23 ? Dec 29, Week 52
    Influenza Weekly Report

    Summary

    Influenza activity increased significantly in the province during the Christmas season; EH and CH reporting most laboratory-confirmed cases. Ten hospitalizations were reported; 8 in EH and 2 in CH. EH reported outbreaks in LTC facilities.
    ...
    The majority of respiratory calls for the 2012/2013 influenza season are for the age group 0-14 years (54%), followed by age group 25-44 years (21%). There was a significant increase in calls for EH this week; WH also reporting a 3 fold increase in calls from last week.
    ...

    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p...2012week52.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 51

    Dec 16 ? Dec 22, Week 51
    Influenza Weekly Report

    Summary

    Influenza activity is increasing in NL. Fifteen cases reported this week; 11 from EH, 3 from CH and 1 from LGH. Two cases were hospitalized. Age range was from 1 year to 85 years.
    ...
    The majority of respiratory calls for the 2012/2013 influenza season are for the age group 0-14 years (54%), followed by age group 25-44 years (20%).

    There was a slight increase in calls for EH this week.

    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p...2012week51.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 50

    Dec 09 ? Dec 15, Week 50
    Influenza Weekly Report

    Summary

    Five cases of influenza A were reported; all from EH. Age range for these cases is 9 months to 32 years.

    Across Canada localized and sporadic activity reported from most provinces with widespread activity noted in southern Ontario.

    It?s not to late to vaccinate!! Increasing flu activity should be a wake-up call. Promote vaccination and preventative actions.
    ...
    The majority of respiratory calls for the 2012/2013 influenza season are for the age group 0-14 years (55%), followed by age group 25-44 years (19%).

    There was a slight increase in calls for EH this week.
    ...

    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p...2012week50.pdf

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  • Newfoundland and Labrador Influenza Weekly Report 2012/2013 Season Week 10

    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    2012/2013 Season 1
    Nov 25? Dec 01, Week 48
    Influenza Weekly Report

    No laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza; PHL tested 23 specimens this week.

    Influenza activity across the country has increased with localized and sporadic activity in most provinces. 1,130 laboratory-confirmed cases in Canada this week; 96% are influenza A.

    Three cases of RSV have been reported to date in the province; common for this time of the year. It is an ideal time to promote preventative practices for RSV especially for families with babies less than six months old. RSV can cause significant problems for infants.
    ...
    HealthLine respiratory calls doubled this week to 62 calls for the province.

    The majority of respiratory calls for the 2012/2013 influenza season are for the age group of 0-14 years (54%), followed by age group 25-44 years (19%).

    Full report:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p...2012week48.pdf
    Previous reports:
    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/p...html#influenza
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