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Influenza Influenza
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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 November 26, 2005 is sporadic. Activity has remained steady or possibly even declined slightly from the previous week.

Limited influenza activity was reported in all Health Service Regions for week 47. Only three HSRs (7, 8, and 9/10) 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 received five respiratory specimens for influenza testing during week 47. To date, none have been positive.

Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) indicates only a slight increase in influenza-like illness (ILI) from the previous week (Week 46).

PERCENTAGE OF VISITS FOR INFLUENZA-LIKE-ILLNESS REPORTED BY SENTINEL PROVIDERS IN TEXAS
as of 12/2/2005 12:07:24 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

31

68

123

93

13

297

9849

3.01

2005-46

35

102

142

118

15

377

13220

2.85

2005-47

28

79

162

136

12

389

11034

3.52

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 26, 2005

(MMWR Week 47)
Statewide Influenza Activity
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