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RSV Data by Health Service Region 2015-2016 (by PDF format) 
      10/06/2015; 09/22/2015; 09/15/2015; 09/08/2015

RSV Data by Health Service Region 2015-2014 (in PDF format) 
05/26/2015; 05/19/2015; 05/12/2015; 05/05/2015; 04/28/2015; 04/21/2015; 04/14/2015; 04/07/2015
     03/31/2015; 03/24/2015; 03/17/2015; 03/10/2015; 03/03/2015; 02/24/2015; 02/17/2015; 02/10/2015
01/20/20151/13/2015; 12/30/2014 ; 12/16/2014; 12/09/2014; 12/02/2014; 11/25/2014; 11/18/2014
1/12/2014; 11/04/201410/29/201410/22/201410/15/2014; 10/07/2014; 09/30/2014; 09/24/2014

RSV Data by Season  
     2011-2013 Seasons (in PDF format)

RSV Season Summaries (in PDF format) 



     RSV surveillance in Texas is based on data collected through the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is a laboratory-based sentinel surveillance system and participation is voluntary. Sentinel providers report both the number of RSV tests performed and the number of positive tests detected on a weekly basis. Testing is typically by antigen detection; however, viral isolation (i.e., culture) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing are also performed. For the 2015-2016 season, medical and public health facilities submitting RSV data are located in the following Texas counties:

  • Bell County
  • Bexar County
  • Brazoria County
  • Brazos County
  • Dallas County
  • El Paso County
  • Galveston County
  • Harris County
  • Jefferson County
  • Limestone County
  • Lubbock County
  • Nacogdoches County
  • Nueces County
  • Potter County
  • Smith County
  • Tarrant County
  • Travis County
  • Walker County
  • Webb County 

Please note: RSV data are reported voluntarily by sentinel Texas laboratories on a weekly basis. Data are subject to change for the current week and previous weeks as reports are received. "Although NREVSS data provide a good approximation of RSV seasonal characteristics" at the national level, "they may not always reflect RSV activity at the state or county level [1]". This is especially true when the number of reporting laboratories is small, when laboratories are performing small numbers of RSV tests, or when reporting laboratories are not distributed throughout all geographic regions of the state. Additionally, "the percentage of positive detections reflects test ordering practices and might not directly reflect disease burden[1]".

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Respiratory Syncytial Virus-United States, July 2007-June 2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). September 2011; 60 (35):1203-1206.

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Last updated October 09, 2015