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2005 - 2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

The flu activity level for the week ending April 15, 2006 remains sporadic. Limited flu activity was reported in all 11 regions of the state. Flu activity across the state is greatly reduced

Reports were received from all 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 15. Only HSR 1 reported an increase in flu activity. Activity remained about the same in HSR 8. A decrease in flu activity was reported in HSRs 2/3, 4/5N, 6/5S, 7, 9/10, and 11. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

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

During week 15, culture confirmed influenza A was identified in Harris County (majority identified was influenza B).

Culture confirmed influenza B was identified in Bell, Brazos, and Harris Counties during week 15.

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 (ILI) has decreased from the previous week.


Percentage of Visits for Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) Reported by Sentinel Providers in Texas
as of 4/20/2006

Week

# Reporting

Age 0-4

Age 5-24

Age 25-64

Age over 64

Total ILI

Total Patients

% ILI

2005-40

32

49

82

49

2

182

14185

1.28

2005-41

27

55

96

48

4

203

11750

1.72

2005-42

27

67

87

62

4

220

13843

1.58

2005-43

27

67

101

60

2

230

13785

1.66

2005-44

27

72

125

37

5

239

11601

2.06

2005-45

33

68

124

93

13

298

11436

2.60

2005-46

37

102

142

117

18

379

13824

2.74

2005-47

35

95

119

93

6

313

10897

2.87

2005-48

43

144

163

128

9

444

15657

2.83

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

489

307

42

1169

18518

6.31

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

66

186

314

188

65

753

17774

4.23

2006-11

66

174

229

162

33

598

13943

4.28

2006-12

66

153

283

146

33

615

15106

4.07

2006-13

63

43

383

156

31

713

15258

4.67

2006-14

62

197

416

132

26

771

14979

5.14

2006-15

59

141

355

104

18

618

15493

3.98



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 April 15, 2006

(MMWR Week 15)
Statewide Influenza Activity

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


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