2015-2016 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity

The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report is available in PDF format: 
Current Extended Flu Activity Report (PDF)

Texas Influenza Summary Report: 2015-2016 Season (PDF)

Please note: The 2015-2016 influenza season began on October 4, 2015. 
For reports from the 2014-2015 season, view the 2014-2015 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Report

2015-2016 Season Texas Influenza Surveillance Report

MMWR Week 39 (September 25, 2016 – October 1, 2016)
Report produced on 10/7/2016


Influenza activity remains low across Texas. Compared to the previous week, the percentage of specimens positive for influenza decreased and the percentage of patient visits due to influenza-like illness (ILI) marginally increased. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported.  No ILI or influenza-associated outbreaks were reported. In addition to flu, other respiratory viruses—especially rhinovirus/enterovirus—were detected in Texas during week 39.

Texas Surveillance Component Change from Previous Week Current Week Previous Week Page of Report
Statewide influenza activity level reported to CDC (geographic spread of influenza) Not determined during the summer N/A N/A --
Statewide ILINet Activity Indicator assigned by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness) Not determined during the summer N/A N/A --
Percentage of specimens positive for influenza ▼1.86% 1.38% 3.24% 1
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet) ▲1.03% 3.88% 2.85% 2
Number of regions reporting increased flu/ILI activity No change 1 1 4
Number of regions reporting decreased flu/ILI activity ▲1 1 0 4
Number of variant/novel influenza infections No change 0 0 4
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaks No change 0 0 4
Number of Pneumonia and Influenza (P&I) Deaths No New Deaths Reported 0 374 5
Number of pediatric influenza deaths No New Cases Reported 0 0 5

 †Data displayed have been updated since last week’s flu report with any new reports received. 

Statewide Influenza Activity Map 2015-2016

Note: The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report in PDF format.

2015 - 2016 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Reports - Flu Reports in PDF format.

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Last updated March 1, 2021