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  • Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 19

    RESPIRATORY WATCH Week 44 (October 28 to November 3, 2012)

    Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending November 3, 2012:

    There were no laboratory confirmed cases of influenza reported in week 44.

    Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for chlamydophila pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae and pertussis.

    The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 0.9. DHA 4 did not report. Only 66% of ER sites reported ILI data this week.


    The sentinel swabbing program will commence November 15, 2012.


    Full report:
    http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2012-44.pdf

    http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdpc/respiratory-watch.asp
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 46

    RESPIRATORY WATCH
    Week 46 (November 11 to November 17, 2012)

    Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending November 17, 2012:

    There were no laboratory confirmed cases of influenza reported in week 46.

    Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for enterovirus, mycoplasma pneumoniae, parainfluenza and rhinovirus.

    The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 0.9. DHA 4 did not report. Seventy five percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

    The sentinel swabbing program commenced November 15, 2012.
    ...
    Full report:
    http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2012-46.pdf
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 49

      RESPIRATORY WATCH
      Week 49 (December 2 to December 8, 2012)

      Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending December 8, 2012:

      There were no laboratory confirmed cases of influenza reported in week 49.

      Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for mycoplasma pneumoniae, rhinovirus and RSV.

      The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 0.8. DHA 4 did not report. Seventy five percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

      Two specimens were submitted from 1 site for the sentinel swabbing program.

      Full report:
      http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2012-49.pdf
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 50

        RESPIRATORY WATCH
        Week 50 (December 9 to December 15, 2012)

        Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending December 15, 2012:

        The first case of influenza for the 2012-2013 influenza season was reported this week in DHA 9.

        Laboratory results were positive for influenza A, in an individual aged 30-49 years of age.

        Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for chlamydophila pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and RSV.

        The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 0.8. DHA 4 did not report. Seventy eight percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

        Zero specimens were submitted for the sentinel swabbing program.

        Full report:
        http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2012-50.pdf
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 52

          RESPIRATORY WATCH
          Week 52 (December 23 to December 29, 2012)

          Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending December 29, 2012:

          No influenza cases were reported this week.

          Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for chlamydophila pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, parainfluenza, pertussis, rhinovirus and RSV.

          The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.2. DHA 2 did not report. Seventy three percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

          Zero specimens were submitted for the sentinel swabbing program.

          Sentinel physician data was not received at time of report production.
          ...

          Full report:
          http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2012-52.pdf
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 1

            RESPIRATORY WATCH
            Week 1 (December 30, 2012 to January 5, 2013)

            Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 5, 2013:

            12 influenza A and 2 influenza B cases were reported this week.

            Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for enterovirus, mycoplasma pneumoniae, pertussis, rhinovirus and RSV.

            The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.2. Eighty five percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week. (This is the highest reporting since the beginning of this program. Thank you!)

            Two specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program from DHA 3.

            Sentinel physician data was not received at time of report production.

            Full report:
            http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-01.pdf
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 2

              RESPIRATORY WATCH
              Week 2 (January 6 to Januray 12, 2013)

              Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 12, 2013:

              Twenty two influenza A positive lab results were reported this week.

              Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for coronavirus, mycoplasma pneumoniae, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and RSV.

              The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.4. Eighty two percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

              Three specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program. One from DHA 3 and 2 from DHA 7.

              Sentinel physician data was not received at time of report production.

              Full report:
              http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-02.pdf
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 3

                RESPIRATORY WATCH
                Week 3 (January 13 to Januray 19, 2013)

                Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 19, 2013:

                Twenty four influenza A positive lab results were reported this week.

                Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for coronavirus, metapneumovirus, mycoplasma pneumoniae, rhinovirus and RSV.

                The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.4. Eighty-two percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                Three specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program. Two from DHA 7 and 1 from DHA 8.

                Sentinel physician data was not received at time of report production.

                Full report:
                http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-03.pdf
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 4

                  RESPIRATORY WATCH
                  Week 4 (January 20 to January 26, 2013)

                  Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 26, 2013:

                  Thirty influenza A positive lab results were reported this week.

                  Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for mycoplasma pneumoniae, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and RSV.

                  The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.6. Eighty-two percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                  Two specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program. One from DHA 3 and one from DHA 8.

                  Sentinel physician data was not received at time of report production.

                  Full report:
                  http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-04.pdf
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 5

                    RESPIRATORY WATCH
                    Week 5 (January 27 to February 2, 2013)

                    Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 26, 2013:

                    Fifty-one influenza A positive lab results were reported this week.

                    Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for coronavirus, metapneumovirus, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and RSV.

                    The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 2.1. Eighty percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                    Five specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program. All from DHA 8.

                    Sentinel physician data was received from 9 (of 30) physicians.

                    Full report:
                    http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-05.pdf
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 6

                      RESPIRATORY WATCH
                      Week 6 (February 3 to February 9, 2013)

                      Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending February 9, 2013:

                      Sixty-one influenza A positive lab results were reported this week.

                      Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for coronavirus, parainfluenza, and RSV.

                      The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 2.4. Eighty percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                      Five specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program. Three from DHA 1, one from DHA 3 and one from DHA 7.

                      Sentinel physician data was received from 6 (of 30) physicians.
                      ...

                      Full report:
                      http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-06.pdf
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 7

                        RESPIRATORY WATCH
                        Week 7 (February 10 to February 16, 2013)

                        Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending February 16, 2013:

                        Forty-six influenza positive lab results were reported this week.

                        Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for coronavirus, metapneumovirus, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and RSV.

                        The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 2.5. Eighty percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                        Three specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program; all were from DHA 7.

                        Sentinel physician data was received from 9 (of 30) physicians.

                        Full report:
                        http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-07.pdf
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 8

                          RESPIRATORY WATCH
                          Week 8 (February 17 to February 23, 2013)

                          Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending February 23, 2013:

                          Twenty eight influenza positive lab results were reported this week.

                          Data was not received by IWK at time of report production.

                          Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for bocavirus, coronavirus, metapneumovirus, parainfluenza and RSV.

                          The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.9. Eighty percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                          Eight specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program from DHA 1, 3 and 7.

                          Sentinel physician data was received from 4 (of 30) physicians.

                          Full report:
                          http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-08.pdf
                          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                          -Nelson Mandela

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 9

                            RESPIRATORY WATCH
                            Week 9 (February 24 to March 2, 2013)

                            Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending March 2, 2013:

                            Twenty-nine influenza positive lab results were reported this week.

                            Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for coronavirus, mycoplasma pneumoniae and RSV.

                            The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.7. Eighty percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                            Three specimens were submitted through the sentinel swabbing program from DHA 7 and 8.

                            Sentinel physician data was received from 5 (of 30) physicians.

                            Full report:
                            http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-09.pdf
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2012-2013) Week 13

                              RESPIRATORY WATCH
                              Week 13 (March 24 to March 30, 2013)

                              Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending March 30, 2013:

                              Six influenza positive lab results were reported this week.

                              Other respiratory pathogen activity continues. Positive results were received for chlamydophila pneumoniae, coronavirus, and RSV.

                              The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.5. Seventy percent of ER sites reported ILI data this week.

                              One specimen was submitted through the sentinel swabbing program from DHA 7.

                              Sentinel physician data was received from 7 (of 30) physicians.

                              Full report:
                              http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publication...tch2013-13.pdf
                              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                              -Nelson Mandela

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