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2005-2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2005-2006 Season Summary

The flu activity level for the week ending April 8, 2006 is sporadic. This represents a further reduction in the state’s flu activity level from local for week 13. Limited flu activity was reported in all 11 regions of the state. Flu activity across the state is greatly reduced.

Reports were received from all 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 14. None of the HSRs reported an increase in flu activity. Activity remained about the same in HSRs 6/5S and 11. A decrease in flu activity was reported in HSRs 1, 2/3, 4/5N, 7, 8 and 9/10. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

During week 14, culture confirmed influenza A was identified in Bexar and Brazos Counties.

Culture confirmed influenza B was identified in Bastrop, Bexar, Brazos, Milam, and Travis Counties during week 14.

No institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported.

For more information on flu surveillance activities in the State of Texas, please visit the following website:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/influenza/surveillance/Surveillance.aspx

Data from the Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network (SPSN) shows the level of influenza-like illness remains approximately the same as the previous week.

Percentage of Visits for Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) Reported by Sentinel Providers in Texas as of 4/14/2006          
Week # Reporting Age 0-4 Age 5-24 Age 25-64 Age over 64 Total ILI Total Patients % ILI
2005-40 32 49 82 49 2 182 14185 1.28
2005-41 27 55 96 48 4 203 11750 1.72
2005-42 27 67 87 62 4 220 13843 1.58
2005-43 27 67 101 60 2 230 13785 1.66
2005-44 27 72 125 37 5 239 11601 2.06
2005-45 33 68 124 93 13 298 11436 2.60
2005-46 37 102 142 117 18 379 13824 2.74
2005-47 35 95 119 93 6 313 10897 2.87
2005-48 43 144 163 128 9 444 15657 2.83
2005-49 39 118 181 116 3 418 12894 3.24
2005-50 45 160 268 190 13 631 14410 4.37
2005-51 44 146 149 61 7 363 7797 4.65
2005-52 39 219 232 363 29 843 10140 8.31
2006-01 40 177 201 297 46 721 11399 6.32
2006-02 55 229 359 269 36 893 15487 5.76
2006-03 47 297 399 287 28 1011 13520 7.47
2006-04 69 331 489 307 42 1169 18518 6.31
2006-05 64 282 420 265 44 1011 17853 5.66
2006-06 67 278 375 230 27 910 18375 4.95
2006-07 62 239 358 207 33 837 18270 4.58
2006-08 67 261 426 238 38 963 18767 5.13
2006-09 65 210 389 182 21 802 18329 4.37
2006-10 66 186 314 188 65 753 17774 4.23
2006-11 66 174 229 162 33 598 13943 4.28
2006-12 65 153 254 141 33 581 13672 4.24
2006-13 59 143 356 148 29 676 13462 5.02
2006-14 46 195 338 123 23 679 10008 6.78

Percentage of Physician Visits Due to Influenza-Like Illness
Texas Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network
2005-2006 Season

Percentage of Physician Visits Due to Influenza-Like Illness, Texas Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network 2005-2006 Season

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Statewide Influenza Activity For the Week Ending April 1, 2006 (MMWR Week 14)

Statewide Influenza Activity

*Influenza activity level corresponds to current MMWR week only and does not reflect previous weeks’ activity.

2005 - 2006 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information - Flu Reports

For the week ending: 
10/15/05, 10/22/05, 10/29/05, 11/05/05, 11/12/05, 11/19/05, 11/26/05, 12/10/05, 12/17/05, 12/24/05, 01/07/06, 01/14/06, 01/21/06, 01/28/06, 02/04/06, 02/11/06, 02/18/06, 02/25/06, 03/04/06, 03/11/06, 03/18/06, 03/26/06, 04/01/06, 04/15/06, 04/22/06, 04/29/06, 05/12/06, 05/19/06, 05/20/06

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Last updated May 17, 2021