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2022-2023 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity

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

2022-2023 Season/2022 MMWR Week 46

Please note: The 2022-2023 influenza season began on October 2, 2022. 
Reports from the 2021-22 season.

Summary

*This report excludes COVID-19 data. For information about COVID-19 in Texas, please visit www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirusCompared 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 decreased. No influenza-associated pediatric death was reported. Three influenza-associated institutional outbreaks were reported in schools and long-term care facilities, with no new school closure. One ILI/RSV associated outbreak was also reported in a hospital facility.

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 ILINet Activity Indicator assigned
by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness)
Stayed the Same Very High
Very High
-
Percentage of specimens positive for
influenza by hospital laboratories
▼0.35%
29.15% 29.50% 1
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet) ▼0.95% 8.94% 9.89% 4
Number of regions reporting
increased flu/ILI activity
▼3 
2 5 5
Number of regions reporting
decreased flu/ILI activity
▼3 
6 3 5
Number of variant/novel influenza
infections
No cases
reported
0 0 5
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaks Decreased
4 11 5-6
Number of pediatric influenza deaths No cases reported 0 0 6
†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 
November 23, 2022 (MMWR Week 46)


Statewide Influenza Activity Map:

Flu-Week-46

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.

2022-2023 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Reports:

11/23/2211/18/2211/10/22, 11/04/22, 10/28/22, 10/21/22, 10/14/22


Reports from the 2021-2022 season.

Last updated November 25, 2022