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Influenza Influenza
(Flu)
ICD-9 487; ICD-10 J10,11
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2005 - 2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

The flu activity level for the week ending March 18, 2006 is widespread. Limited flu activity was reported in 9 regions of the state. Overall, flu activity continues to decrease across the state.

Reports were received from all 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 11. None of the HSRs reported an increase in flu activity. Activity remained about the same in HSRs 7 and 9/10. A decrease in flu activity was reported in HSRs 1, 2/3, 4/5N, and 8. HSR 6/5S reported that the local health departments in their region reported no flu activity; however, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston did culture both influenza A and B during week 11. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/regions/state.shtm

During week 11, culture confirmed influenza A was identified in Brazos and Harris Counties.

Culture confirmed influenza B was identified in Brazos, Bosque, Lubbock (B Hong Kong/330/2001-like), Harris, and McLennan Counties during week 11.

No institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported.

For more information on flu surveillance activities in the State of Texas, please visit the following website:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/influenza/surveillance/


Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) shows the level of influenza-like illness remains the same as the previous week.


PERCENTAGE OF VISITS FOR INFLUENZA-LIKE-ILLNESS REPORTED BY SENTINEL PROVIDERS IN TEXAS
As of March 23, 2006

Week

# Reporting

Age 0-4

Age 5-24

Age 25-64

Age over 64

Total ILI

Total Patients

% ILI

2005-49

39

118

181

116

3

418

12894

3.24

2005-50

45

160

268

190

13

631

14410

4.37

2005-51

44

146

149

61

7

363

7797

4.65

2005-52

39

219

232

363

29

843

10140

8.31

2006-01

40

177

201

297

46

721

11399

6.32

2006-02

55

229

359

269

36

893

15487

5.76

2006-03

47

297

399

287

28

1011

13520

7.47

2006-04

69

331

469

304

42

1146

18518

6.18

2006-05

64

282

420

265

44

1011

17853

5.66

2006-06

67

278

375

230

27

910

18375

4.95

2006-07

62

239

358

207

33

837

18270

4.58

2006-08

67

261

426

238

38

963

18767

5.13

2006-09

65

210

389

182

21

802

18329

4.37

2006-10

62

186

313

187

65

751

17409

4.31

2006-11

54

153

195

156

32

536

12391

4.32



Percentage of Physician Visits Due to Influenza-Like Illness
Texas Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network
2005-2006 Season

Percentage of Physician Visits Due to Influenza-Like Illness, Texas Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network 2005-2006 Season



Statewide Influenza Activity For the Week Ending March 18, 2006

(MMWR Week 11)
Statewide Influenza Activity

*Influenza activity level corresponds to current MMWR week only and does not reflect previous weeks’ activity.


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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Texas Department of State Health Services - Infectious Disease Control Unit
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