Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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46. Virginia
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 3.5% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.6% (10th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.2% (20th lowest)

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47. Washington
> Flu-like illness activity level: Moderate
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 1.7% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.8% (12th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.4% (22nd highest)

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48. West Virginia
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 2.8% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 18.8% (3rd highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.6% (8th lowest)

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49. Wisconsin
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 2.5% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.0% (21st highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.0% (13th lowest)

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50. Wyoming
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 3.1% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.3% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.0% (13th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.8% (11th highest)