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2006-2007 Texas Influenza Surveillance Information

2006-2007 Season Summary

Influenza Surveillance Report for MMWR Week 42

The flu activity level for the week ending October 21, 2006 is “sporadic”. Sporadic activity indicates that isolated reports of lab-confirmed flu along with influenza-like illness (ILI) have been reported. However, no culture-confirmed flu was identified by the DSHS laboratory or reported by any other laboratories in the state.

Reports were received from 10 of the 11 Health Service Regions (HSRs) for week 42. Only HSR 7 did not report. Only HSR 11 reported an increase in flu activity from the previous week. Only HSR 4/5N reported no flu activity. For a map of Health Service Regions, please visit the following website:

Texas Health Service Regions Map

During week 42, four hospital laboratories across Texas reported conducting a total of 444 influenza tests (both antigen and culture) to the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No positive tests were reported. The same four laboratories also reported conducting a total of 431 tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with 35 positives (8%).

No institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported for week 42.

Fifty-six sentinel providers reported influenza-like illness (ILI) during week 42. Of all patient visits during this week, 2.95% 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 10/27/06        
 Week  # Reporting  Age 0-4  Age 5-24  Age 25-64  Age over 64  Total ILI  Total Patients  % ILI
2006-40 55 69 116 63 7 255 12184 1.86
2006-41 51 91 98 81 9 279 10935 2.42
2006-42 56 258 183 151 42 634 21437 2.95

Statewide Influenza Activity For the Week Ending October 21, 2006 (MMWR Week 42)

Influenza in Texas Map

*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, 10/28/06, 11/04/06, 11/11/06, 11/18/06, 12/02/06, 12/09/06, 12/16/06, 12/23/06, 12/30/06, 01/06/07, 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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