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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:52 AM
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Default Texas 2013-14 Flu Season Wk 45-14: 1 New Pediatric Death, 18 Total

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Week 45, ending Nov 9, 2013

Summary
Statewide influenza-like illness activity has increased in recent weeks. Overall, influenza activity is increasing but is still low.

Influenza Testing Performed by Texas Laboratories for the Current Week:
Positive specimens by type/subtype [n (%)]

Influenza A: 33 (89.2%)
Subtyping performed: 22 (66.7%)
A (H1N1): 16 (72.7%)
A (H3N2): 6 (27.3%)
Subtyping not performed: 11(33.4%)
Influenza B: 4 (10.8%)

Antigenic Characterization
Since September 29, 2013, CDC has reported antigenic characterization results from two influenza A (H1N1) viruses received from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Laboratory. The DSHS Laboratory sends a representative sample of influenza viruses to the CDC throughout the flu season.
Influenza A (H1N1) [2]
• Two viruses were related to A/California/07/2009. This virus strain was included in the 2013-2014 influenza vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere.

Antiviral Resistance
No antiviral resistance testing data for Texas specimens are available at this time.

Variant Influenza Viruses
No variant or novel influenza viruses have been detected in Texas in 2013.

Institutional Outbreaks and School Closures
No outbreaks or school closures were reported during week 45.

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during week 45. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...CurrentFlu.pdf
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: Texas 2013-14 Influenza Season Wk 45

Week 46, ending Nov 16

Summary:
Statewide influenza-like illness (ILI) activity continues to increase and is now above baseline levels. Influenza activity is increasing steadily. All Texas Regions have now reported laboratory confirmed influenza.

Influenza Testing Performed by Texas Laboratories† for the Current Week:
Number of specimens tested: 994
Number of positive specimens: 86 (8.65%)
Percentage of total tests that were antigen detection tests: 43.66%

Positive specimens by type/subtype [n (%)]:
Influenza A: 83 (96.5%)
Subtyping performed: 43 (51.8%)
A (H1N1): 40 (93.0%)
A (H3N2): 3 (7.0%)
Subtyping not performed : 40 (48.2%)

Influenza B: 3 (3.5%)

Variant Influenza Viruses
No variant or novel influenza viruses have been detected in Texas in 2013.

Institutional Outbreaks and School Closures
Four institutional outbreaks were reported during week 46. In the first outbreak, several respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses were reported in residents of a long-term care facility in HSR 7. The first illness onsets began during week 42 (week ending October 19, 2013). The facility worked with the local health department to investigate the illnesses and implement control measures. One resident tested positive for parainfluenza virus 1, but two other residents were negative for common viral respiratory pathogens including influenza.

The second outbreak was reported during week 46 but began during week 43 (week ending October 26, 2013). Six hospital employees who worked in non-patient care areas were positive for influenza B by rapid flu test. The facility worked with the health department on investigations and control measures. The third outbreak occurred in a hospital in HSR 6/5S and was reported during week 46. Six patients tested positive for influenza A by rapid flu test.

The fourth outbreak began during week 46 in an assisted living facility in HSR 4/5N. Several facility residents reported symptoms of influenza-like illness, and six of these tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) by PCR test. The facility worked with the health department to offer antiviral prophylaxis to residents and to vaccinate staff and residents.

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during week 46. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...eillance/2014/
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: Texas 2013-14 Influenza Season Wk 45-47

Week 47, ending Nov 23

Summary
Statewide influenza-like illness (ILI) activity continues to increase and is above baseline levels. Influenza activity is increasing steadily. All Texas Regions have reported laboratory confirmed influenza, and the percentage of specimens positive for influenza is now over 10%. This is one threshold used by CDC to indicate the start of the flu season.

Influenza Testing Performed by Texas Laboratories for the Current Week
Number of specimens tested:1014
Number of positive specimens: 121 (11.93%)

Positive Specimens
Influenza A: 118 (97.5%)
Subtyping performed: 76 (64.4%)
A (H1N1): 70 (92.1%)
A (H3N2): 6 (7.9%)
Subtyping not performed:42 (35.6%)
Influenza B:3 (2.5%)

Variant Influenza Viruses
No variant or novel influenza viruses have been detected in Texas in 2013.

Institutional Outbreaks and School Closures
No new institutional outbreaks or school closures due to ILI or influenza were reported during week 47.

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during week 47. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...eillance/2014/
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Default Re: Texas 2013-14 Influenza Season Wk 45-48

Week 48, ending Nov 30

Summary
Statewide influenza-like illness (ILI) activity continues to increase and is above baseline levels. Influenza activity is increasing steadily. All Texas Regions have reported laboratory confirmed influenza, and the percentage of specimens positive for influenza is now over 10%.

Influenza Testing Performed by Texas Laboratories for the Current Week
Number of labs reporting flu tests : 16
Number of specimens tested: 1590
Number of positive specimens: 246 (15.47%)
Percentage of total tests that were antigen detection tests: 69.25%

Positive specimens by type/subtype [n (%)]:
Influenza A: 237 (96.3%)
Subtyping performed: 60 (25.3%)
A (H1N1): 60 (100.0%)
A (H3N2): 0 (0.0%)
Subtyping not performed: 177 (74.7%)
Influenza B: 9 (3.7%)

Antigenic Characterization
Since September 29, 2013, CDC has reported antigenic characterization results from 13 influenza A (H1N1) viruses and two influenza A (H3N2) viruses received from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Laboratory.
*Influenza A (H1N1) [13]
Thirteen viruses were related to A/California/07/2009. This virus strain was included in the 2013-2014 influenza vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere
* Influenza A (H3N2) [2]
Two viruses were related to A/Texas/50/2012, an A (H3N2) virus antigenically like the cell-propagated prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011. This virus strain was included in the 2013-2014 influenza vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere.

Variant Influenza Viruses
No variant or novel influenza viruses have been detected in Texas in 2013.

Institutional Outbreaks and School Closures
No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during week 48. The outbreak in an assisted living facility in HSR 4/5N that was first reported during week 46 continued into week 47. The facility continued to work with the health department to implement control measures.

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during week 47. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...eillance/2014/
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Default Re: Texas 2013-14 Influenza Season Wk 45-49

Week 49, ending Dec 7

Summary:
Statewide influenza-like illness (ILI) activity continues to increase and is above baseline levels. Influenza activity is increasing steadily. All Texas Regions have reported laboratory confirmed influenza, and the percentage of specimens positive for influenza is over 10%. The level of influenza intensity is high.

Influenza Testing Performed by Texas Laboratories for the Current Week:
Number of labs reporting flu tests : 18
Number of specimens tested: 1167
Number of positive specimens: 317 (19.02%)
Percentage of total tests that were antigen detection tests: 66.89%

Positive specimens by type/subtype [n (%)]:
Influenza A: 308 (97.2%)
Subtyping performed: 44 (14.3%)
A (H1N1): 40 (90.9%)
A (H3N2): 4 (9.1%)
Subtyping not performed: 264 (85.7%)
Influenza B: 9 (2.8%)

Cumulative Antiviral Resistance Results from Texas Influenza Viruses, 2013-2014 Season: 0 for Oseltamivir & Zanamivir

Percentage of all visits due to ILI: 8.17%
Texas ILINet baseline: 4.35%

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Old December 21st, 2013, 05:15 AM
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Default Re: Texas 2013-14 Influenza Season Wk 45-50

Week 50, ending Dec 14

Statewide influenza-like illness (ILI) activity continues to increase and is above baseline levels. Influenza activity is increasing steadily. All Texas Regions have reported laboratory confirmed influenza, and the percentage of specimens positive for influenza is over 10%. ILI intensity is high, and influenza is widespread in Texas.

Number of labs reporting flu tests: 17
Number of specimens tested: 2105
Number of positive specimens (%)†: 641 (30.45%)
Percentage of total tests that were antigen detection tests: 60.90%

Positive specimens by type/subtype [n (%)]
Influenza A: 634 (98.9%)
Subtyping performed: 179 (28.2%)
A (H1N1): 172 (96.1%)
A (H3N2): 7 (3.9%)
Subtyping not performed: 455 (71.8%)
Influenza B: 7 (1.1%)

Percentage of all visits due to ILI : 9.25%
Texas ILINet baseline‡, 2013–2014: 4.35%

Influenza outbreaks were reported in two schools in Region 4/5N during week 50. Rapid influenza tests associated with the outbreaks were positive for influenza A (not subtyped).

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Weel 51, ending Dec 21

Statewide influenza-like illness (ILI) activity continues to increase and is above baseline levels. Influenza activity is high. All Texas Regions have reported laboratory confirmed influenza, and the percentage of specimens positive for influenza is over 10%. ILI intensity is high, and influenza is widespread in Texas.

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported during week 51. The 17-year-old child was a resident of HSR 6/5S with no underlying health conditions. The child had a positive PCR test for 2009 influenza A (H1N1) and a positive blood culture for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is unknown whether the child received an influenza vaccination during the current season.
One influenza-associated pediatric death has been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Influenza Testing Performed by Texas Laboratories for the Current Week
Number of specimens tested: 2786
Number of Positives: 989

Influenza A: 974
Subtyping Performed: 287
2009 H1N1: 273
H3N2: 14
Subtyping not Performed: 687
Influenza B: 15

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Week 52, ending Dec 28

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported during week 52.
The 7-year-old child was a resident of HSR 11 with underlying health conditions. The child had a positive PCR test for 2009 influenza A (H1N1) and a positive blood culture for coagulase negative Staphylococcus. The child did not receive an influenza vaccination during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Two influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Summary:
Statewide influenza-like illness (ILI) activity continues to increase and is above baseline levels. Influenza activity is high. All Texas Regions have reported laboratory confirmed influenza, and the percentage of specimens positive for influenza is over 10%. ILI intensity is high, and influenza is widespread in Texas.

Influenza Testing Performed by Texas Laboratories for the Current Week
Number of specimens tested: 2578
Number of Positives: 1063 (41.23%)

Influenza A: 1048 (98.6%)
Subtyping Performed: 277 (26.4%)
2009 H1N1: 275 (99.3%)
H3N2: 2 (0.7%)
Subtyping not Performed: 771 (73.6%)
Influenza B: 15 (1.4%)

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...eillance/2014/
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  • pH1N1 Dominant Texas Fatality by County [Excel]
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  • Distribution of pH1N1 Influenza Fatalities in Texas [map by Al]


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Wk 01, ending Jan 4

Three influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported this week.

The first death was a 2-year-old resident of HSR 11 who died during week 51 (week ending December 21, 2013). A specimen collected from the child was positive via culture test for influenza A (not subtyped). The child had an underlying medical condition and did not receive an influenza vaccination during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

The second and third reported deaths occurred during week 1. The first of these deaths was in a 9-day-old resident of HSR 7 with no underlying medical conditions. A specimen collected from the child was positive by PCR test for 2009 influenza A (H1N1), respiratory syncytial virus, and parainfluenza virus 3; additionally, the child had a blood culture positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae. The child was too young to receive an influenza vaccination. The second of these deaths was in a 13-year-old resident of HSR 2/3 with an underlying medical condition. A specimen collected from the child was positive for 2009 influenza A (H1N1) by PCR test. The child was not vaccinated for influenza during the current season.

Five influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season. Four had H1N1 and one was A (not subtyped.

Two 2009 influenza A (H1N1) viruses have tested positive for the mutation that confers resistance to oseltamivir.

During week 1, HSRs 7 and 8 reported one outbreak each of influenza A (not subtyped) in a nursing home in their region.

Percentage of all visits due to ILI : 11.99%
Texas ILINet baseline‡, 2013–2014: 4.35%

Wk 1 Positive specimens by type/subtype
Influenza A: 1243 (99.1%)
A H1N1: 336 (99.4%)
A (H3N2): 2 (0.6%)
Subtyping not performed: 905 (72.8%)
Influenza B: 11 (0.9%)

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...eillance/2014/
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Wk 01, ending Jan 4

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Two 2009 influenza A (H1N1) viruses have tested positive for the mutation that confers resistance to oseltamivir.

Wk 1 Positive specimens by type/subtype
Influenza A: 1243 (99.1%)
A H1N1: 336 (99.4%)
A (H3N2): 2 (0.6%)
Subtyping not performed: 905 (72.8%)
Influenza B: 11 (0.9%)

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...eillance/2014/
If the two cases with TamiFlu Resistance were related, we would have expected communication to that effect. Has any notation been found connecting the drug resistant cases to severe or fatal outcomes?
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I didn't see any notations regarding the cases.

Actually, this is the first time I've seen a state report that they found resistant samples. CDC reported they have 13 as of the wk 1 publication; some of which are deposited at GISAID.
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I didn't see any notations regarding the cases.

Actually, this is the first time I've seen a state report that they found resistant samples. CDC reported they have 13 as of the wk 1 publication; some of which are deposited at GISAID.
Thank you for checking.

You and I discussed the TamiFlu Resistant strains on an earlier thread. Several groups of GeneWurx Analytics were already published and referenced here at FluTrackers for CDC deposits that carry those Neuraminidase markers.

The additional TamiFlu Resistant sequences you and I discussed were previously evaluated and remain on our publication schedule for January.

We are currently awaiting GISAID deposits for US sequences covering the current high mortality period.
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Nice one mixin!
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Wk 02, ending Jan 11

One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported this week.
The death occurred in a 1-year-old resident of HSR 7 during week 2 (week ending January 11, 2014). A specimen collected from the child was positive via rapid influenza test for influenza A (not subtyped). The child had underlying medical conditions and had a co-infection with respiratory syncytial virus. The child had received one dose of influenza vaccine during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Six influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

ILI visits peaked at week 52 and has gone down ~2% in the first 2 weeks of the year.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...eillance/2014/
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Wk 03, ending Jan 18

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
Three influenza-associated pediatric deaths occurred during week 3. The first death occurred in a 12-year-old resident of HSR 6/5S who had underlying health conditions. A specimen collected from the child was positive via PCR test for 2009 influenza A (H1N1). The child had multiple bacterial co-infections. The child was vaccinated for the current influenza season.

The second death occurred in a 16-year-old resident of HSR 6/5S. A specimen collected from the child was positive via PCR test for influenza A (not subtyped). The child had an underlying medical condition and a blood culture positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The child was not vaccinated for influenza for the current season.

The third death occurred in a 3-month-old resident of HSR 8 with no underlying medical conditions. A specimen collected from the child was positive via rapid influenza test for influenza B. The child also had a cerebrospinal fluid culture positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae. The child was too young to be vaccinated for influenza during the current season.

Nine influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season. Cases of influenza-associated pediatric mortality (children <18 years of age) are reportable year-round and by law in Texas.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/dis...ce/2014/week3/

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Wk 04, ending Jan 25

No new pediatric deaths were reported in wk 04.

Influenza laboratory data and influenza-like illness (ILI) indicators have demonstrated a consistent decrease for the last four weeks; however, ILI intensity is still high throughout Texas.

Antigenic Characterization
* Influenza A (H1N1) [52]
Fifty-two viruses were related to A/California/07/2009. This virus strain was included in the 2013-2014 influenza vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere

* Influenza A (H3N2) [3]
Three viruses were related to A/Texas/50/2012, an A (H3N2) virus antigenically like the cell-propagated prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011. This virus strain was included in the 2013-2014 influenza vaccine for the Northern Hemisphere.

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Wk 8, ending Feb 22

1 new pediatric death was reported by the CDC in week 8. However, this one was apparently from an earlier week, as reported by Texas.

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Wk 13, ending Mar 29

One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported in week 13.

An influenza-associated pediatric death of a 10-year-old resident of HSR 2/3 occurred during week 13. The child had underlying medical conditions. A specimen collected from the child was positive for influenza B by PCR test. The child had received an influenza vaccination during the current season.

Seventeeninfluenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Antiviral Resistance
Three 2009 influenza A (H1N1) viruses from 354 samples have tested positive for the mutation that confers resistance to oseltamivir.

Week 13 Positive specimens by type/subtype [n (%)]
Influenza A: 29 (12.9%)

Subtyping performed:6 (20.7%)
* A (H1N1): 3 (50.0%)
* A (H3N2): 3 (50.0%)
Subtyping not performed : 23 (79.3%)
Influenza B: 196 (87.1%)

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Wk 14, ending Apr 5

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality
One influenza-associated pediatric death was confirmed in week 14.
An influenza-associated pediatric death of a 17-year-old resident of HSR 2/3 with an underlying medical condition occurred during week 52 of 2013 (week ending December 28, 2013). A tissue specimen collected from the child was positive for influenza A (not subtyped) by PCR test and was also positive for Streptococcus by immunohistochemistry. The child was not vaccinated for influenza for the current season.

Positive specimens by type/subtype [n (%)]
Influenza A: 9 (5.9%)
Subtyping performed: 1 (11.1%)
A (H1N1): 0 (0.0%)
A (H3N2): 1 (100.0%)
Subtyping not performed: 8 (88.9%)

Influenza B:144 (94.1%)

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