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    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    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 the week ending December 24, 2005 is regional. Activity continues to increase across the state.

Influenza activity was reported in all 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 51. HSRs (1, 7, 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 51, culture confirmed flu was identified in Bell, Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Nueces, and Starr counties. The DSHS lab confirmed (by culture) influenza A in 8 specimens. Children’s Medical Center in Dallas reported that its laboratory isolated one influenza B during week 51. This is the first report of culture confirmed influenza B in the state so far this season. Influenza A was isolated at Scott and White Laboratory in Temple, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, and Lackland Air Force Base by the Air Force Institute for Operational Health.

Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) indicates a slight increase in ILI from the previous week.

PERCENTAGE OF VISITS FOR INFLUENZA-LIKE-ILLNESS REPORTED BY SENTINEL PROVIDERS IN TEXAS

Week

# Reporting

Age 0-4

Age 5-24

Age 25-64

Age over 64

Total ILI

Total Patients

% ILI

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

44

160

268

190

13

631

14307

4.41

2005-51

42

103

136

50

5

294

6526

4.50

 

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 24, 2005

(MMWR Week 51)
Statewide Influenza Activity

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



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