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2005-2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2005-2006 Season Summary

Influenza Surveillance Report for MMWR Week 51

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:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

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
2005-463710214211718379138242.74
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/Surveillance.aspx

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.

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, 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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