Texas Flu Cases Rises; 7 Panhandle Counties Test Positive for Flu

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released their latest surveillance report on the Flu in Texas.
 
The DSHS reported that the flu activity was the same amount of flu cases in the Amarillo Health Service Region.
 
The following counties reported a rapid positive test flu in the past week:
  • Moore,
  • Potter, 
  • Randall,
  • Carson,
  • Briscoe,
  • Deaf Smith, and
  • Parmer.
The following panhandle counties reported cases of flu like illness:
  • Lipscomb,
  • Hemphill,
  • Wheeler,
  • Oldham,
  • Collingsworth,
  • Donley,
  • Swisher, and
  • Hall.
Right now Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting six types of flu that are testing positive in the state of Texas. ((Flu B (Victoria), Flu B (Yamagata), Flu B (lineage not determined), Flu A (not subtyped), Flu A (H1N1), and Flu A (H3N2))
 
2,827 Pneumonia & Influenza deaths have been reported in Texas during the 2015-2016 influenza season. (October 4 – February 27, 2016)
 
126 of those death were in the Lubbock Health Service Region which includes all of the Texas panhandle. That is an increase of 15 in the last week.

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