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2016 - 2017 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Report

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The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report is available in PDF format: Current Extended Flu Activity Report  pdf
Please note: The 2016-2017 influenza season began on October 2, 2016. 
For reports from the 2015-2016 season, please see 

2016–2017 Season/2017 MMWR Week 28

(July 09,  2017 – July 15, 2017)

Report produced on 07/21/2017


Influenza (flu) activity is low across the state of Texas. Compared to the previous week, the percentage of specimens testing positive for influenza reported by public health and hospital laboratories and the percentage of patient visits due to influenza-like illness (ILI) marginally decreased. One influenza-associated outbreak was reported. One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported.  In addition to flu, other respiratory viruses—especially rhino/enteroviruses—were detected in Texas during week 28.

Table 1: Summary of Texas Influenza (Flu) and Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Activity for the Current Week

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 by hospital laboratories ▼0.19% 1.10% 1.29% 1
Percentage of specimens positive for influenza by public health laboratories ▼8.89% 11.11% 20.00% 2
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet) ▼0.06% 1.87% 1.93% 2
Number of regions reporting increased flu/ILI activity ▼1 0 1 4
Number of regions reporting decreased flu/ILI activity ▼3 6 3 4
Number of variant/novel influenza infections No new cases reported 0 0 4
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaks No change 1 1 4
Number of pediatric influenza deaths

New case


1 1 5

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

Statewide Influenza Activity Map Figure 5:

Texas Map Displaying the Highest Level of Influenza or ILI Activity Reported by County

for the week ending July 15, (MMWR Week 28)



Please note: The majority of influenza cases are not reportable by law in Texas. This map contains data from sentinel sites and only displays influenza and ILI cases that were reported to public health. Positive laboratory results are reported according to specimen collection date, or date received in the laboratory if the former is unknown.

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

2016 - 2017 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Reports - Flu Reports in PDF format pdf
For the week ending:



04/29/1704/22/1704/15/1704/08/1704/01/17; 03/25/201703/18/1703/11/1703/04/1702/25/17;

02/18/1702/11/1702/04/1701/28/1701/21/1701/14/1701/07/17; 12/31/16;12/24/1612/17/16;

12/10/1612/03/16;11/26/1611/19/1611/12/16; 11/05/1610/29/16; 10/22/16; 10/15/1610/08/16

Last updated July 21, 2017