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2019-2020 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Report

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The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report is available in PDF format:

Current Extended Flu Activity Report (PDF) 
(March 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020) 
Report produced on 3/27/2020.

2019-2020 Season/2020 MMWR Week 12

Please note: The 2019-2020 influenza season began on September 29, 2019. 
Reports from the 2018-19 season.

Summary

*Please note, some aspects of influenza surveillance may be affected by current COVID-19 response activities. For information about COVID-19 in Texas, please visit www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.

Compared to the previous week, the percentage of specimens testing positive for influenza reported by hospital laboratories has decreased. The percentage of patient visits due to influenza-like illness (ILI) has increased. One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported. No influenza-associated institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported.

Table 1: Summary of Texas Influenza (Flu) and Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Activity for the Current Week 

Texas Influenza and Influenza-like Illness 
Surveillance Component
 
Previous Week Change Current Week   Previous Week  Report Page
Statewide influenza activity level reported
to CDC (geographic spread of influenza)
No change Widespread Widespread
-
Statewide ILINet Activity Indicator assigned
by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness)
No change  High High
-
Percentage of specimens positive for
influenza by hospital laboratories
▼6.78%  5.68% 12.46% 1
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet)▲1.14%
8.12% 6.98% 4
Number of regions reporting increased
flu/ILI activity
▲1
1 0 7
Number of regions reporting decreased
flu/ILI activity
No change     3 3 7
Number of variant/novel influenza
infections
No cases reported 0 0 7
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaksNo change
0 0 7
Number of pediatric influenza deaths▲1
1 0 8
†Data displayed have been updated since last week's flu report with any new reports received.

Texas Map Displaying the Highest Level of Influenza or 
ILI Activity Reported by County for the Week ending 
March 21, 2020 (MMWR Week 12)


Statewide Influenza Activity Map:

Flu Week 12

Please note: The majority of influenza cases are not reportable by law in Texas. This map contains data from sentinel sites and only displays influenza and ILI cases that were reported to public health. Positive laboratory results are reported according to specimen collection date, or date received in the laboratory if the former is unknown.


Note: The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report is in PDF format.

2019-2020 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Reports:

03/27/2003/20/2003/11/20, 03/06/2002/28/2002/21/20, 02/14/20, 02/07/20, 01/31/20, 01/24/20, 01/17/20, 01/10/20, 01/03/20, 12/30/19, 12/20/19, 12/13/19, 12/06/19, 12/02/19, 11/22/19, 11/15/19, 11/08/19, 11/01/19, 10/25/19, 10/18/19, 10/11/19


Reports from the 2018-2019 season.

Last updated March 27, 2020