Public Health Info : Influenza and Respiratory Illness Surveillance Report, Week Ending October 29, 2022 (MMWR week 43)

Date:11/2/2022
Official Message No.:111559-11-2-2022-PHIN
Contact Info: Deepam | deepam.thomas@doh.nj.gov
Kim | Kim.Cervantes@doh.nj.gov
Attachments: Yes Attachment 1

Please find attached the NJDOH Influenza and Respiratory Illness Surveillance Report, Week ending October 29, 2022 (MMWR week 43) for the 2022-2023 season.

Report Highlights:

·       Influenza activity level is moderate statewide

·       Emergency Department visits and outpatient provider visits associated with influenza-like illness are higher than last week & higher than this week last year

·       There have been no confirmed influenza-associated pediatric deaths reported this season

·       There has been 1 outbreak (influenza) reported from Long-term Care Facilities this season

·       Positive influenza results continue to be reported: influenza A (subtyping not performed) at 63.58%, followed by A(H3N2) at 31.09%, A (H1N1)pdm09 at 4.43%, and B at 0.90%

·       Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) tests performed and percent positivity are increasing and are above the 5-year average

All reports (current and archived) can be accessed online at: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/flu-stats/index.shtml

Please contact the Influenza and Respiratory Illness team at InfluenzaAdvisoryGroup@doh.nj.gov or 609-826-5964 with questions.


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