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    Austin, TX 78714

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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 CDC week 45 ending November 12, 2005 is sporadic. Activity has remained the same from the previous week.

Influenza activity was reported in Health Service Regions (HSRs) 2, 3, 4/5N, 7, 8, 9/10, and 11. HSR 1 still reports no flu activity. One region did not report. Four HSRs (2, 3, 7, and 8) report an increased level of activity over the previous week. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

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

The DSHS lab has subtyped a total of three isolates for the 2005-2006 season. All three were A/H3N2.

Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) indicates approximately a 1% increase in influenza-like illness (ILI) from the previous week (Week 44).

PERCENTAGE OF VISITS FOR INFLUENZA-LIKE-ILLNESS REPORTED BY SENTINEL PROVIDERS IN TEXAS
as of 11/17/2005 4:17:27 PM

Week

# Reporting

Age 0-4

Age 5-24

Age 25-64

Age over 64

Total ILI

Total Patients

% ILI

2005-40

31

49

82

49

2

182

12923

1.40

2005-41

26

55

96

48

4

203

10581

1.91

2005-42

26

67

87

62

4

220

12594

1.74

2005-43

26

67

101

60

2

230

12356

1.86

2005-44

24

72

125

37

5

239

10065

2.37

2005-45

26

68

104

87

12

271

8109

3.34


No school closures or institutional outbreaks have been 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/


Statewide Influenza Activity For the Week Ending November 12, 2005

(MMWR Week 45)
Statewide Influenza Activity for the Week Ending November 12, 2005 (MMWR week 45)

 



 

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