- See Texas RSV Data here (updated weekly).
- See CDC reporting along with state, regional, and national trends here.
- See participating labs here.
- Register to be a reporting lab here.
RSV: The Texas Pediatric Society Infectious Diseases Committee is pleased to provide updated information on respiratory viral surveillance in children in our state.
Per Texas DSHS RSV website “Individual cases of RSV are not reportable by law in Texas. RSV data are reported voluntarily by sentinel Texas laboratories on a weekly basis through the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sentinel providers report both the number of RSV tests performed and the number of positive tests detected on a weekly basis.”
RSV activity is shown by Texas DSHS as number of tests performed, number of tests positive, and the percent of tests positive at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/rsv/Data/. A line indicates a cutoff of 3% for the percent positive RSV PCR tests. The definition of the start of the RSV season is the first of 2 consecutive weeks with ≥3% positive RSV PCR tests.
Elise Huebner, MS, CPH, CIC, currently serves as the acting RSV/Flu Surveillance Coordinator at Texas DSHS in Austin. The Texas RSV task force is chaired by Dr. Manjusha Gaglani and includes some of the TPS Infectious Disease Committee members. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Gaglani at Manjusha.Gaglani@bswhealth.org or call 254-935-5047. (Updated 8/3/2021).
Registering and reporting through NREVSS is simple - just go to http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nrevss/register/lab.aspx for complete details!
Please direct questions or suggestions to Dr. Manju Gaglani, MBBS, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White Health, 254-935-5047, email@example.com, or Alix Bronner, Texas Pediatric Society, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-370-1509.