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2012-2013 DSHS Flu Report Week 27

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Current Flu Activity Report in PDF Format


Please note: The 2012-2013 influenza season began on September 30, 2012. For reports from the 2011-2012 season, please see http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/influenza/surveillance/2012/.

During week 27 in Texas:

  • One (0.55%) specimen tested by NREVSS laboratories in Texas was positive for influenza.
  • The percentage of visits for influenza-like illness as reported by ILINet providers was 2.78%.
  • No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported.
  • No outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported.

Health Service Regions (HSRs) 1, 2/3, 6/5S, 7, 8, 9/10, and 11 reported. HSRs 2/3, 7, 8, 9/10, and 11 reported the same level of flu activity compared to week 26. HSRs 1 and 6/5S reported a decreased level of flu activity compared to week 26. For a map of Health Service Regions please visit the following website:  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/regions/state.shtm

Laboratory Results

The NREVSS system collects information on a variety of respiratory viruses including influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus, human metapneumovirus (HMPV), and respiratory adenovirus. The results from week 27 are summarized below  

Other Respiratory Virus Results Reported by Texas NREVSS Laboratories

Virus

Number of Laboratories Testing

Tests Performed

Positive Tests

Percentage of Tests Positive

Influenza

5

183

1

0.55%

Adenovirus (respiratory)

4

180

9

5.00%

HMPV

4

178

3

1.69%

Parainfluenza

4

178

15

8.43%

Rhinovirus

3

166

40

24.10%

RSV

7

187

1

0.53%

U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network
Texas providers voluntarily report data to the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) on patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) and total patients seen for any reason each week. The data from participating Texas ILINet providers are presented below.

Percentage of Visits for Influenza–Like Illness Reported by
the US Outpatient Influenza–Like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) in Texas
7/11/2013 3:15:00 PM

Week

# Reports

Age 0-4

Age 5-24

Age 25-49

Age 50-64

Age 65 +

Total ILI

Total Patients

% ILI

2012-40

61

224

334

179 

34

7

778

27892

2.79%

2012-41

59

246

411

185

64

23

929

27730

3.35%

2012-42

62

214

365

113

31

13

736

27556

2.67%

2012-43

61

296

392

167

44

26

925

26703

3.46%

2012-44

62

295

454

204

43

21

1017

26740

3.80%

2012-45

64

337

583

223

60

21

1224

28140

4.35%

2012-46

60

337

563

196

52

13

1161

26929

4.31%

2012-47

62

364

665

346

122

32

1529

21612

7.07%

2012-48

62

350

651

379

111

40

1531

29325

5.22%

2012-49

64

449

987

468

120

45

2069

29342

7.05%

2012-50

63

479

1142

457

133

58

2269

28952

7.84%

2012-51

59

545

1390

755

226

78

2994

28799

10.40%

2012-52

60

512

1048

792

284

100

2736

22959

11.92%

2013-01

63

588

878

926

347

131

2870

26986

10.64%

2013-02

63

640

1167

1017

258

97

3179

32565

9.76%

2013-03

64

684

1478

701

180

93

3136

31520

9.95%

2013-04

62

586

1262

804

283

76

3011

30294

9.94%

2013-05

62

453

938

529

171

77

2168

27993

7.74%

2013-06

63

330

736

425

112

51

1654

26808

6.17%

2013-07

62

313

599

349

102

30

1393

25968

5.36%

2013-08

59

211

485

327

89

34

1146

25836

4.44%

2013-09

61

254

501

321

73

42

1191

26085

4.57%

2013-10

59

286

527

313

79

32

1237

26963

4.59%

2013-11

56

271

311

270

65

56

973

23086

4.21%

2013-12

57

267

348

271

79

30

995

25934

3.84%

2013-13

56

229

356

226

53

26

890

23749

3.75%

2013-14

54

209

332

173

45

24

783

21116

3.71%

2013-15

53

230

311

175

60

27

803

23700

3.39%

2013-16

54

218

343

191

57

27

836

24753

3.38%

2013-17

53

181

307

182

59

30

759

23281

3.26%

2013-18

51

166

259

160

55

26

666

22824

2.92%

2013-19

48

150

308

180

44

14

696

22196

3.14%

2013-20

47

156

287

168

47

15

673

22817

2.95%

2013-21

47

162

230

155

27

20

594

22189

2.68%

2013-22

46

150

252

122

41

16

581

20130

2.89%

2013-23

43

125

208

150

35

15

533

20397

2.61%

2013-24

41

136

172

140

44

11

503

19981

2.52%

2013-25

40

120

237

151

95

30

633

19050

3.32%

2013-26

36

123

221

158

40

8

550

18676

2.94%

2013-27

28

50

150

132

32

16

380

13672

2.78%


ILI Data Graph

National Influenza Activity

The current U.S. flu weekly report (FluView) may be found at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm.

 

International Influenza Activity

The CDC compiles information from several sources and releases an international influenza summary. This report can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/international/activity.htm.

Texas Flu Map

1Influenza activity level corresponds to current MMWR week only and does not reflect previous weeks' activity.
2The majority of influenza cases are not reportable by law to the Texas Department of State Health Services. This map contains data from sentinel sites and does not represent all influenza cases in the state.
3Positive laboratory results are reported according to specimen collection date or date received in the lab if the former is unknown.

2012 - 2013 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information --- Flu Reports

For the week ending: 10/06/12; 10/13/12; 10/20/12; 10/27/12; 11/3/1211/10/12; 11/17/12; 11/24/12; 12/01/12; 12/08/12; 12/15/12; 12/22/12; 12/29/12; 1/5/13; 1/12/13; 1/19/13; 1/26/13; 2/7/132/14/13; 2/21/13; 2/28/13; 3/2/13; 3/9/13; 3/16/13;
3/23/13; 3/27/13; 4/6/13; 4/13/13; 4/20/13;  4/27/13; 5/4/13; 5/11/13; 5/18/13; 5/25/13; 6/1/13; 6/8/13; 6/15/13; 6/22/13; 6/29/13; 7/6/13

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Last updated August 02, 2013