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CHARTing Health Information for Texas-->Data by Cause of Illness or Death-->Infectious Diseases

For occupational exposures or risks resulting in infectious disease, see Environmental/Occupational Exposure Information.
For reports from specific areas of the state, see Regional Web Sites.

Morbidity (Incidence)

For an overview of data covering incidence of STD's, hepatitis, and chicken pox, see County Overviews.

For a current list of notifiable diseases, go to National Notifiable Conditions: Annual lists of infectious conditions (CDC)

 

Texas Annual Reports
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Infectious Disease Control Unit
Geographic coverage: State level with some county coverage
Dates of coverage: 1930's to present

 

Select: Choose the year you would like to view.

Includes: Has broad coverage on major infectious diseases in Texas. Lots of data for Texas with nice maps showing some county data.

Other Information:

Selected Vaccine-Preventable Disease Statistics
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services

Select: Your public health region for county reports.

Includes: Chickenpox; Hepatitis B; Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib); measles; mumps; pertussis (whooping cough); rubella; and tetanus.

Other Information: Additional reports are available from the Immunization Division.

Vaccine Coverage Levels
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services

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Includes:

Other Information: Additional reports are available from the Immunization Branch.

Articles related to the National Immunization Survey
Produced by: Centers for Disease Control
Geographic coverage: Larger Texas counties covered in various reports: Bexar, Dallas, and El Paso Counties, City of Houston, the rest of the state
Dates of coverage: 1994 to 2009

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Includes: National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months

Other Information:

Weekly Data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
Produced by: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Geographic coverage: State level
Dates of coverage: 1996 to present

 

Select: There are 8 tables reporting the disease in alphabetical order by disease. You will need to find the table by trial and error.

Includes: Infectious diseases; specifically, salmonella, tuberculosis, meningococcal infections, septicemia, syphilis, measles, viral hepatitis, HIV, and malaria to name a few.

Other Information: These are provisional cases of selected national notifiable diseases, from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). NNDSS data reported by the 50 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories are collated and published weekly as numbered tables printed in the back of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Cases reported by state health departments to CDC for weekly publication are provisional because of ongoing revision of information and delayed reporting.

Zoonosis Control Center
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services
Geographic coverage:
County level
Dates of coverage: Dates vary



Select: Under Infectious Diseases, click on the letter of the infectious disease you want more information on.

Includes: While many descriptions are provided of zoonotic diseaseases, not all diseases have data. There is data for: Arboviral Encephalitides; Campylobacteriosis; Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease; Escherichia coli; Influenza; Rabies; and West Nile.

Other Information:

Preventable Hospitalizations
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services
Geographic coverage: County and state level
Dates of coverage: 2005

Preventable Hospitalizations
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services
Geographic coverage: County and state level
Dates of coverage: 2002

Preventable Hospitalizations
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services
Geographic coverage: County and state level
Dates of coverage: 2001

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Includes: Map showing number of admissions by county and a table providing actual data.

Other Information: See also Hospitalizations in Texas, 2001 for additional information.

Tuberculosis Statistics
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services
Geographic coverage: County, Border Region, Health Service Area, State
Dates of coverage: 2001 to 2006

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Includes:

Other Information:

Tuberculosis Surveillance
Produced by: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Geographic coverage: Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas and selected cities
Dates of coverage: 1953 to 2001

Select: Tables 38 through 43 for TB morbidity by MSA and selected cities.

Includes:

Other Information:

US-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative
Produced by: US Geological Survey
Geographic coverage: Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, Willacy, and Zapata Counties
Dates of coverage: 1992 to 2002

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Includes: Campylobacteriosis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis Unspecified, Salmonellosis, and Shigellosis.

Other Information:

Texas Viral Hepatitis from VitalWeb
Produced by: Expert Health Data Programming
Geographic coverage: County level
Dates of coverage: 1992 to 1999

Select: Standard Interface for one page search tool; Wizard Interface for multi-page search tool.

Includes: Morbidity for all forms of viral hepatitis.

Other Information: Interactive database; report variables include gender, race/ethnicity, or age as well as by type of hepatitis and year.

Perinatal Hepatitis B
Produced by: Texas Department of State Health Services
Geographic coverage: County level
Dates of coverage: 1998 to 1999

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Includes: Number of infants who have been identified that were born to women who were HBsAg-positive; number of infants receiving Hepatitis B prevention services; and number household contacts and sexual partners of HBsAg-positive women who received Hepatitis B prevention services.

Other Information:

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Mortality (Deaths)

See also Mortality Links for interactive sites to create tables by sex, race/ethnicity, age, and geography.

Texas Data from VitalWeb
Produced by: Expert Health Data Programming
Geographic coverage: County level

Texas Viral Hepatitis Deaths [ICD-9]
Dates of coverage: 1980 to 1998


Viral Hepatitis Deaths [ICD-10]
Dates of coverage: 1999 to 2000

Select:

Includes:

Other Information: Interactive database; report variables include gender, race/ethnicity, or age as well as by disease and year.

Weekly Mortality Data from the MMWR
Produced by: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Geographic coverage: City and regional level
Dates of coverage: 1996 to present

 

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Includes: Shows a weekly tally of deaths for all causes by age breakouts for Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

Other Information: These are data from the CDC 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System as printed in Table III of the MMWR each week.

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Last updated 5/26/2010