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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
Related Topics: Protecting Yourself During the Cold and Flu Season, Avian Flu, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Asthma and SARS
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2004 - 2005 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

Flu activity in Texas for the week ending April 16, remains sporadic.

Reports were received from 10/11 regional surveillance coordinators. Nine of the ten indicated that flu activity occurred in their region during the last week. None reported an increase in flu activity. One institutional outbreak of lab confirmed flu was reported. The DSHS has not been informed of specimens being submitted from this outbreak.

The Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network report a low level of ILI activity below baseline rates. However, this is based on a low number of reports.

Culture + flu A was isolated from specimens from Harris, Lubbock and Travis Counties. Overall flu activity is very low in the state.


 

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