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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Influenza Influenza
(Flu)
ICD-9 487; ICD-10 J10,11
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2004 - 2005 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

Flu activity for CDC Week 13, ending 4/2/05 is classified as sporadic.

This represents a lower flu activity level compared to last week.

Regional reports were received from all eleven regions. All regions report flu activity. Nine reported decreased flu activity, one was not sure about the flu activity level, and one stayed about the same.

The Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network reporters indicate flu activity at about twice the baseline level and slightly increased from last week. However, the data is limited at the time of this report.

Culture confirmed flu is reported from Travis, Bell, McLennan, Val Verde, and Tarrant Counties. Flu A and Flu B continue to be isolated. All labs contacted report decreased number of specimens submitted.


 

Texas Department of State Health Services - Infectious Disease Control Unit
1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801, Mail Code: 1960 PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 458-7676 - Fax: (512) 458-7616 - E-Mail

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Last updated May 19, 2010