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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

Texas Influenza Summary Report - 2016-2017 Season
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 40

(October 1, 2017 – October 7, 2017)

Report produced on 10/12/2017


Influenza activity is low across the state of Texas. Compared to the previous week, the percentage of patient visits due to influenza-like illness (ILI) decreased. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported.  No ILI or influenza outbreaks were reported.  In addition to flu, other respiratory viruses—especially rhinovirus/enterovirus—were detected in Texas during week 40. 

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) -- Sporadic -- --
Statewide ILINet Activity Indicator assigned by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness) -- Minimal -- --
Percentage of specimens positive for influenza by hospital laboratories   -- 2.59% -- 1
Percentage of specimens positive for influenza by public health laboratories   -- 12.12% -- 2
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet) ▼1.63% 3.25% 4.88% 4
Number of regions reporting increased flu/ILI activity ▲3 7 4 5
Number of regions reporting decreased flu/ILI activity No change 1 1 5
Number of variant/novel influenza infections No cases reported 0 0 4
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaks ▼1 0 1 6
Number of pediatric influenza deaths

No cases


0 0 6

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

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

Texas Map Displaying the Highest Level of Influenza or ILI Activity Reported by County for week ending October 7, 2017 (MMWR Week 40)

Statewide Influenza Activity Map Figure 5:

week 40 2017


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:

 10/07/1709/30/1709/23/1709/16/1709/09/1709/02/1708/26/17; 08/19/17;

 08/12/1708/05/1707/29/1707/22/17; 07/15/17; 07/08/1707/01/1706/23/17;

 06/17/1706/13/1706/03/1705/27/1705/20/1705/13/1705/06/17 04/29/17;

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


 12/31/1612/24/1612/17/16; 12/10/1612/03/1611/26/1611/19/1611/12/16;

 11/05/1610/29/16; 10/22/16; 10/15/1610/08/16

Last updated March 13, 2018