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  • Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2013-2014) Week 4

    RESPIRATORY WATCH
    Week 52 (December 22 to December 28, 2013)

    Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending December 28, 2013:

    As of the week ending December 28, 2013 there have been a total of 9 cases of influenza reported.

    Positive results were received for rhinovirus. (This week’s laboratory reporting does not include IWK and DHA 3)

    The ILI rate (% of ER visits) for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 0.9

    Sixty-one percent of emergency departments reported ILI rates for this reporting week.
    ...

    Full report:
    http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/respir...tch2013-52.pdf

    Previous reports:
    http://novascotia.ca/dhw/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 (2013-2014) Week 1

    RESPIRATORY WATCH
    Week 1 (December 29 to January 4, 2014)

    Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 4, 2014:

    Influenza activity continues to increase. Positive results were received for influenza A (not yet subtyped).

    Positive results were received for coronavirus, metapneumovirus, mycoplasma pneumonia, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and RSV.

    The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 0.9

    Eighty percent of emergency departments reported ILI rates for this reporting week.
    ...

    Full report:
    http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/respir...tch2014-01.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

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    • #3
      Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2013-2014) Week 2

      RESPIRATORY WATCH
      Week 2 (January 5 to January 11, 2014)

      Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 11, 2014:

      Influenza activity continues to increase. Eleven positive results were received this week. There have been 33 lab confirmed cases of influenza this season (25 pH1N1, 4 influenza A non pH1N1, and 4 influenza A not subtyped). Positive results were received metapneumovirus, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and RSV.

      Effective January 9, 2014, ICU admissions are reported to the Department of Health and Wellness to monitor severity of influenza. There have been 9 ICU admissions of laboratory confirmed influenza for the 2013-2014 influenza season (8 pH1N1 and 1 Influenza A not subtyped). Age range 33 – 76 years of age, median age 55 years. 5 males and 4 females.

      There have been 2 influenza deaths for the 2013-2014 influenza season.

      The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.0% (0.9% in week 1)

      Eighty-three percent of emergency departments reported ILI rates for this reporting week.
      ...
      Full report:
      http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/respir...tch2014-02.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

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      • #4
        Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2013-2014) Week 3

        RESPIRATORY WATCH
        Week 3 (January 12 to January 18, 2014)

        Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 18, 2014:

        Influenza activity continues to increase. Twelve positive results were received this week. There have been 48 lab confirmed* cases of influenza this season (31 pH1N1, 4 influenza A non pH1N1, and 13 influenza A not subtyped). Positive results were received coronavirus, mycoplasma pneumonia, rhinovirus and RSV.

        There have been 12 ICU admissions of laboratory confirmed influenza for the 2013-2014 influenza season (8 pH1N1 and 4 Influenza A not subtyped). Age range 33 – 76 years of age, median age 54 years. 7 males and 5 females.

        There have been 2 influenza deaths** for the 2013-2014 influenza season.

        The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.3% (1.0% in week 2)

        Eighty-five percent of emergency departments reported ILI rates for this reporting week.
        ...

        Full report:
        http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/respir...tch2014-03.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

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        • #5
          Re: Nova Scotia Respiratory Watch Report (2013-2014) Week 4

          RESPIRATORY WATCH
          Week 4 (January 19 to January 25, 2014)

          Summary of Nova Scotia surveillance findings, for the period ending January 25, 2014:

          Influenza activity continues to increase. Fifteen positive results were received this week. There have been 67 lab confirmed* cases of influenza this season (41 pH1N1, 4 influenza A non pH1N1, and 22 influenza A not subtyped).

          Positive results were received for bocavirus, coronavirus, metapneumovirus, mycoplasma pneumonia, rhinovirus and RSV.

          There have been 15 ICU admissions of laboratory confirmed influenza for the 2013-2014 influenza season (13 pH1N1 and 2 Influenza A not subtyped). Age range 6 – 76 years of age, median age 54 years. 10 males and 5 females.

          There have been 2 influenza deaths** for the 2013-2014 influenza season.

          The ILI rate for Nova Scotia for this reporting period was 1.8% (1.3% in week 3).

          Ninety-percent of emergency departments reported ILI rates for this reporting week. This is the highest reporting rate since the beginning of this surveillance program in 2009. Special thanks to our Emergency Rooms and Infection Control Practitioners for making this program such a success.

          *Lab confirmed cases of influenza are only the ‘tip of the iceberg’, representing a fraction of individuals infected. Laboratory testing is reserved for patients admitted to hospital with respiratory infection. Because we do not routinely test community specimens, the number of laboratory
          confirmed cases is an underestimation of the true number of infections.
          **Deaths include individuals with a positive influenza test result. For some individuals with pre-existing conditions, influenza may not have been the major contributing cause of death or hospitalization.
          ...
          Full report:
          http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/respir...tch2014-04.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

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