2006 Annual Report

The goal of the Epidemiology in Texas Annual Report is to provide a yearly summary of incidence data, outbreak reports, and case narrative that enable health professionals and the public to understand, monitor, and prevent disease, injuries, and other health conditions in Texas.



Contributors and acknowledgements

Part one:

Infectious Diseases

Table of Contents

  • Changes in Hepatitis A Incidence Rates Following Vaccine Introduction and Requirements for Children
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, 2006
  • HIV and AIDS in Texas, 2006
  • Influenza Surveillance in Texas, 1999-2006
  • Legionellosis in Texas, 2006
  • Murine Typhus in Texas, 2006
  • Perinatal Hepatitis C, 2002-2004
  • Pertussis Trends, 2000-2006
  • Salmonellosis, Excluding Typhoid Fever
  • Salmonellosis Trends and Serotypes
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Texas, 2006
  • Shigellosis in Texas
  • Staphylococcus-associated Mortality in Texas, 2000-2004
  • Tuberculosis in Texas
  • Vibriosis, Excluding Cholera

Outbreak Investigations by Health Service Region (HSR)

Table of Contents

  • HSR 7: Tracking Down Salmonellosis in a Central Texas Rodent Breeding Facility
  • HSR 2/3: Hepatitis A Outbreak
  • Salmonella Outbreak in HSR 2/3
  • HSR 9/10: Investigation of an Outbreak of Suspected Foodborne Illness in Andrews, Texas, October 2006 HSR 11: Mycobacterium mucogenicum Outbreak in a Hospital in South Texas, 2006

Birth Defects

  • Birth Defect Trends in Texas Health Service Region 11, 1996-2003


  • Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Texas, 2000-2004

Injuries, Mortality, Toxicology, and Environmental Reports

Table of Contents

  • Asbestosis and Silicosis Surveillance in Texas
  • Drowning Events in Texas, 2000-2004
  • Evaluation of Contaminants Found in Muscle and Liver Tissues of White-Tailed Deer
  • Inhabiting the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Pesticide Exposure Surveillance in Texas Program
  • Sharps Injuries in Texas, 2000-2005
  • Texas Childhood Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Texas Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance System
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries, 2004: 2004 EMT/Trauma Registry-Hospital Data Report
  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries, 2004
  • Wildfire-related Mortality- Texas Panhandle

Substance Abuse

  • Substance Mentioned by Clients Admitted to Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Zoonotic Diseases

  • Rabies in Animals, 2006
  • West Nile Virus, 2006

Part Two:

Notifiable Diseases Statistical Summaries

Notifiable Conditions: Current and 2006 Lists

Reported Disease Tables

  • Table of Contents
  • Reported Diseases, 1997-2006
  • Reported Disease Cases per 100,000 Population, 1997-2006
  • Reported Diseases by Month of Onset, 2006
  • Reported Diseases by Age Group, 2006
  • Reported Disease Rates by Age Group Cases per 100,000 Population, 2006
  • Reported Diseases by Health Service Region, 2006
  • Reported Disease Rates by Health Service Region, Cases per 100,000 Population, 2006

Reported Disease Rates by Health Service Region

Table of Contents

Corrections and revisions


DSHS Publication Number E59-12544