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Reporting Criteria

Influenza-associated pediatric mortality cases are reportable within oneworking day.

All influenza-associatedpediatric mortality cases should be reported to the local health department orhealth service region.

Several Texas laws (Tex. Health & Safety Code,Chapters 81, 84 and 87) require specific information regarding notifiableconditions be provided to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).Health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others arerequired to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition (25 Tex. Admin. Code §97.2 ).