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2005-2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2005-2006 Season Summary

The flu activity level for the week ending April 29, 2006 remains sporadic. Very limited flu activity was reported in all regions of the state.

Reports were received from 10 of the 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 17. None of the HSRs reported an increase in flu activity. A decrease in flu activity was reported in HSRs 1, 2/3, 6/5S, 8, and 9/10. Activity remained about the same in HSRs 4/5N and 11. HSR 7 did not report. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

During week 17, no culture confirmed influenza A was identified in the state.

Culture confirmed influenza B (Hong Kong) was identified in a 30 year-old resident of Travis County from a specimen collected on April 25th.

No institutional outbreaks or school closures were 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/Surveillance.aspx

Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) shows a higher percentage of ILI in recent weeks (up from week 15); however, fewer providers have reported, indicating that ILI overall has declined.

Percentage of Visits for Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) Reported by Sentinel Providers in Texas as of 5/4/2006
Week # Reporting Age 0-4 Age 5-24 Age 25-64 Age over 64 Total ILI Total Patients % ILI
2005-40 32 49 82 49 2 182 14185 1.28
2005-41 27 55 96 48 4 203 11750 1.72
2005-42 27 67 87 62 4 220 13843 1.58
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 39 118 181 116 3 418 12894 3.24
2005-50 45 160 268 190 13 631 14410 4.37
2005-51 44 146 149 61 7 363 7797 4.65
2005-52 39 219 232 363 29 843 10140 8.31
2006-01 40 177 201 297 46 721 11399 6.32
2006-02 55 229 359 269 36 893 15487 5.76
2006-03 47 297 399 287 28 1011 13520 7.47
2006-04 69 331 489 307 42 1169 18518 6.31
2006-05 64 282 420 265 44 1011 17853 5.66
2006-06 67 278 375 230 27 910 18375 4.95
2006-07 62 239 358 207 33 837 18270 4.58
2006-08 67 261 426 238 38 963 18767 5.13
2006-09 65 210 389 182 21 802 18329 4.37
2006-10 66 186 314 188 65 753 17774 4.23
2006-11 66 174 229 162 33 598 13943 4.28
2006-12 67 153 285 154 35 627 15188 4.12
2006-13 66 148 387 160 33 728 15943 4.56
2006-14 66 203 419 140 26 788 15827 4.97
2006-15 68 153 363 108 18 642 18536 3.46
2006-16 50 125 229 85 12 451 11894 3.79
2006-17 45 93 194 89 15 391 10220 3.82

Percentage of Physician Visits Due to Influenza-Like Illness
Texas Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network
2005-2006 Season

Percentage of Physician Visits Due to Influenza-Like Illness, Texas Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network 2005-2006 Season

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Statewide Influenza Activity For the Week Ending April 29, 2006 (MMWR Week 17)

Statewide Influenza Activity

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

2005-2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information - Flu Reports

For the week ending: 
10/15/05, 10/22/05, 10/29/05, 11/05/05, 11/12/05, 11/19/05, 11/26/05, 12/10/05, 12/17/05, 12/24/05, 01/07/06, 01/14/06, 01/21/06, 01/28/06, 02/04/06, 02/11/06, 02/18/06, 02/25/06, 03/04/06, 03/11/06, 03/18/06, 03/26/06, 04/01/06, 04/08/06, 04/15/06, 04/22/06, 05/12/06, 05/19/06, 05/20/06

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Last updated May 17, 2021