Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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41. South Dakota
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 2.7% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.3% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.9% (23rd highest)
> 5 and under population: 8.5% (4th highest)

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42. Tennessee
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 2.9% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.7% (25th highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.3% (24th highest)

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43. Texas
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 7.6% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 4.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 12.0% (3rd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 8.6% (3rd highest)

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44. Utah
> Flu-like illness activity level: Low
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 0.7% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.3% of patients
> 65 and over population: 10.5% (2nd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 10.0% (the highest)

45. Vermont
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 1.9% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 18.2% (4th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.8% (the lowest)