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2012-2013 DSHS Flu Report Week 31

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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 31 in Texas: 

  • Two (1.46 %) specimens tested by NREVSS laboratories in Texas were positive for influenza.
  • The percentage of visits for influenza-like illness as reported by ILINet providers was 2.28%.
  • No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported.
  • No outbreaks of influenza or ILI were reported.
  • All Health Service Regions (HSRs) reported. HSRs 1 and 4/5N reported a decreased level of flu activity compared to week 30.  The remaining HSRs reported the same level of flu activity compared to week 30. 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 31 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

6

137

2

1.46%

Adenovirus (respiratory)

6

222

5

2.25%

HMPV

6

126

1

0.79%

Parainfluenza

7

227

12

5.29%

Rhinovirus

4

100

27

27.00%

RSV

11

236

2

0.85%

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
(8/09/2013 9:30 AM)

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 10.64%
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 25936 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 49 150 308 180 44 14 696 22402 3.11%
2013-20 48 156 287 168 47 15 673 23011 2.92%
2013-21 49 162 230 155 27 20 594 22602 2.63%
2013-22 49 150 252 122 41 16 581 20499 2.83%
2013-23 46 125 208 150 35 15 533 20878 2.55%
2013-24 44 136 172 140 44 11 503 20518 2.45%
2013-25 44 120 237 151 95 30 633 19458 3.25%
2013-26 43 125 223 158 40 8 554 19466 2.85%
2013-27 42 88 218 141 35 16 498 16624 3.00%
2013-28 41 112 219 150 43 9 533 17305 3.08%
2013-29 39 115 193 127 39 13 491 17980 2.73%
2013-30 36 101 193 115 32 13 454 18159 2.50%
2013-31 41 79 184 112 33 13 421 16910 2.49%


IliNet 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; 7/13/13; 7/20/13; 7/27/13; 8/3/13

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Last updated August 09, 2013