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2005 - 2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2005-2006 Season Summary

The flu activity level for the week ending May 20, 2006 remains at 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 20. Only HSR 1 reported an increase in flu activity. Limited flu activity was reported in HSRs 1, 6/5S, 7, 8, and 11. HSRs 2/3, 4/5N, and 9/10 reported no flu activity. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

During week 20, no culture confirmed influenza A or B was identified by the DSHS laboratory or reported by any other laboratories in the state.

No institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported for week 20.

The official reporting period for flu has ended. This is the last flu report for the 2005-2006 season for the state. The 2006-2007 reporting season begins the week ending October 7, 2006 (week 40). A summary of the 2005-2006 season will be posted on the IDCU website in the coming months.

***Providers should continue to consider flu as a possible diagnosis and submit specimens to the DSHS laboratory even after flu season has ended. Unusual occurrences of respiratory illness should be reported to either the state or a local health department.

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

A big “thank you” to all those providers, schools, laboratories, and healthcare professionals at the regional and local level who participated in flu surveillance activities during the 2005-2006 season.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Percentage of Visits for Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) Reported by Sentinel Providers in Texas as of 5/26/2006
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 67 148 388 161 33 730 16004 4.56
2006-14 67 203 419 141 27 790 15904 4.96
2006-15 70 153 363 108 19 643 18678 3.44
2006-16 63 139 264 92 12 507 14287 3.54
2006-17 72 106 249 126 19 500 16126 3.10
2006-18 70 90 196 76 15 377 16117 2.33
2006-19 63 102 168 94 13 377 12848 2.93
2006-20 46 91 176 70 16 353 10196 3.46

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 May 20, 2006 (MMWR Week 20)

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, 04/29/06, 05/12/06, 05/19/06

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Last updated May 20, 2021