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2005-2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2005-2006 Season Summary

Influenza Surveillance Report for MMWR Week 44

The flu activity level for CDC week 44 ending November 5, 2005 is sporadic. Activity has remained the same from the previous week.

Influenza activity was reported in Health Service Regions (HSRs) 2, 3, 6/5S, 7, 8, 9/10, and 11. HSR 1 still reports no flu activity. One region did not report. Four HSRs (2, 3, 7, and 11) report an increased level of activity over the previous week. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

The DSHS lab has confirmed influenza A (subtyping results still pending) in a 4 year-old girl from Corpus Christi. Subtyping results on the isolate from the 46 year-old woman in Temple have shown it to be A/H3N2.

Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) indicates a slight increase in influenza-like illness (ILI) from the previous week (Week 43).

PERCENTAGE OF VISITS FOR INFLUENZA-LIKE-ILLNESS REPORTED BY SENTINEL PROVIDERS IN TEXAS
as of 11/9/2005 12:01:02 PM
Week # Reporting Age 0-4 Age 5-24 Age 25-64 Age over 64 Total ILI Total Patients % ILI
2005-40 31 49 82 49 2 182 12,923 1.40
2005-41 26 55 96 48 4 203 10,581 1.91
2005-42 27 84 108 62 4 258 12,658 2.03
2005-43 25 67 101 59 2 229 12,273 1.86
2005-44 21 72 125 36 5 238 9,628 2.47

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/Surveillance.aspx

Statewide Influenza Activity for the Week Ending November 5, 2005 (MMWR Week 44)


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2005-2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information - Flu Reports

For the week ending: 
10/15/05, 10/22/05, 10/29/05, 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, 05/20/06

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