2006 - 2007 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information
Influenza Surveillance Report for MMWR Week 40
This is the first official report for the 2006-2007 influenza season. The flu activity level for the week ending October 7, 2006 is “no activity”. This does not mean that flu is not occurring in the state, but rather, at very low levels.
Reports were received from all 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 40. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:
During week 40, no culture confirmed influenza A or B was identified by the DSHS laboratory or reported by any other laboratories in the state.
During week 40, five hospital laboratories across Texas reported conducting 155 influenza tests (both antigen and culture) to the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS). No positive tests were reported.
No institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported for week 40.
Thirty-seven sentinel providers reported influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 40. Of all patient visits during this week, 2.44% were due to ILI.
|Percentage of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Reported by Sentinel Providers in Texas as of 10/13/06
||Age over 64
Last Updated: Friday, October 27, 2006
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