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2006-2007 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2006-2007 Season Summary

Influenza Surveillance Report for MMWR Week 41

The flu activity level for the week ending October 14, 2006 is “sporadic”. Sporadic activity indicates that isolated reports of lab-confirmed flu along with influenza-like illness (ILI) have been reported. However, no culture-confirmed flu was identified by the DSHS laboratory or reported by any other laboratories in the state.

Reports were received from all of the 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 41. HSRs 1, 7, and 11 reported an increase in flu activity from the previous week. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

During week 41, three hospital laboratories across Texas reported conducting a total of 148 influenza tests (both antigen and culture) to the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No positive tests were reported. The same three laboratories also reported conducting a total of 152 tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with 16 positives (11%). This is a substantial increase over the previous week.

No institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported for week 41.

Forty-one sentinel providers reported influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 41. Of all patient visits during this week, 2.55% were due to ILI.

Percentage of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Reported by Sentinel Providers in Texas as of 10/20/06    
 Week # Reporting Age 0-4 Age 5-24 Age 25-64 Age over 64 Total ILI Total Patients% ILI
2006-40 54 69 116 63 7 255 12184 2.09
2006-41 41 91 98 81 9 279 10935 2.55

Statewide Influenza Activity For the Week Ending October 14, 2006 (MMWR Week 41)

Influenza in Texas Map

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

2006-2007 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information - Flu Reports

For the week ending:  
10/07/06, 10/21/06, 10/28/06, 11/04/06, 11/11/06, 11/18/06, 12/02/06, 12/09/06, 12/16/06, 12/23/06, 12/30/06, 01/06/07, 01/13/07, 01/20/07, 01/27/07, 02/10/07, 02/17/07, 02/24/07, 03/03/07, 03/10/07, 03/17/07, 03/24/07, 03/31/07, 04/07/07,
04/14/07, 05/05/07

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