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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 December 17, 2005 is regional. Activity has remained relatively low across the state; however, flu activity continues to increase.

Limited influenza activity was reported in all 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 50. HSRs (1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11) 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

During week 50, culture confirmed flu was identified in Bell, Bexar, Brazos, Dallas, Harris, McLennan, Travis, and Val Verde counties. The DSHS lab confirmed (by culture) 16 influenza A/H3N2. Four additional specimens were identified as influenza A but have not been subtyped. The majority of specimens received by the DSHS lab were in individuals age 5-24. As of yet, no influenza B has been isolated. Scott and White Laboratory in Temple confirmed 26 influenza A from Bell, Brazos, and McLennan counties. The majority of these were in children.

Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) indicates a 2.1% increase in influenza-like illness (ILI) from the previous week.

PERCENTAGE OF VISITS FOR INFLUENZA-LIKE-ILLNESS REPORTED BY SENTINEL PROVIDERS IN TEXAS
as of 12/22/2005 11:57:07 AM

Week

# Reporting

Age 0-4

Age 5-24

Age 25-64

Age over 64

Total ILI

Total Patients

% ILI

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

37

96

167

113

3

379

10785

3.51

2005-50

37

120

218

175

13

526

9371

5.61

 

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 December 17, 2005

(MMWR Week 50)
Statewide Influenza Activity

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


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