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2006-2007 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2006-2007 Season Summary

Influenza Surveillance Report for MMWR Week 1

The flu activity level for the week ending January 6, 2007 is “regional”. Regional activity indicates that 2 or more but less than half of the regions are experiencing an increase in ILI and lab-confirmed (by culture) flu has been identified in those regions.

Flu reporting for week 1 was limited due to the holidays.

The DSHS laboratory isolated influenza A/H1 in only two specimens collected during week 1 from Erath and Bexar Counties. Influenza B/Malaysia/2506/2004-like was isolated in specimens collected from Bexar, Dallas and Randall Counties. HSR 1 reported culture confirmed flu A and B in Lubbock County. HSR 2/3 reported culture confirmed flu A in Tarrant County. Scott and White Laboratory reported culture confirmed flu A from McLennan and Bosque Counties. The Air Force Institute for Operational Health (AFIOH) reported no culture confirmed flu during week 1.

Reports were received from all 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 1. HSRs 1, 6/5S, and 9/10 reported an increase in flu activity from the previous week. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

No institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported for week 1.

Weekly Influenza Estimates by State
Sixty-four sentinel providers reported influenza-like illness (ILI) for week 1. Of all patient visits during this week, 4.92% were due to ILI. The baseline for Texas is 3.71%. The baseline is the mean percentage of patient visits for ILI during non-influenza weeks for the previous three seasons plus two standard deviations.

Percentage of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Reported by Sentinel Providers in Texas as of 01/12/07
Week # Reporting Age 0-4 Age 5-24 Age 25-64 Age over 64 Total ILI Total Patients % ILI
2006-40 60 71 120 65 9 265 15228 1.74
2006-41 58 104 126 93 14 337 16202 2.07
2006-42 76 250 187 154 44 635 24995 2.54
2006-43 76 219 188 153 20 580 23063 2.51
2006-44 71 235 254 164 39 692 22374 3.09
2006-45 70 356 249 182 42 829 22458 3.69
2006-46 70 495 312 228 62 1097 23837 4.60
2006-47 75 450 227 236 95 1008 19782 5.09
2006-48 77 442 275 301 70 1088 24189 4.49
2006-49 83 374 325 283 96 1078 24010 4.48
2006-50 71 387 380 252 80 1099 21973 5.00
2006-51 64 349 256 177 50 832 16562 5.02
2006-52 61 460 199 264 104 1027 15868 6.47
2007-01 64 324 183 242 72 821 16664 4.92

Percentage of Physician Visits Due to Influenza-Like Illness
Texas Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network, 2006-2007 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 January 6, 2007 (MMWR Week 1)

Statewide Influenza Activity

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

2006-2007 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information - Flu Reports

For the week ending:
10/07/06, 10/14/06, 10/21/06, 10/28/06, 11/04/06, 11/11/06, 11/18/06, 12/02/06, 12/09/06, 12/16/06, 12/23/06, 12/30/06
01/13/07, 01/20/07, 01/27/07, 02/10/07, 02/17/07, 02/24/07, 03/03/07, 03/10/07, 03/17/07, 03/24/07, 03/31/07, 04/07/07,
04/14/07, 05/05/07

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Last updated September 27, 2021