Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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1. Alabama
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 5.9% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.1% (20th highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.2% (21st lowest)

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2. Alaska
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 3.8% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 10.2% (the lowest)
> 5 and under population: 8.4% (5th highest)

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3. Arizona
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 4.0% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.9% (10th highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.5% (19th highest)

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4. Arkansas
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 4.6% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 4.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.3% (16th highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.5% (18th highest)

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5. California
> 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): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 13.6% (6th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.6% (15th highest)