Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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16. Kansas
> 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): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.1% (20th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 8.1% (8th highest)

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17. Kentucky
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 4.9% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.5% (25th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.2% (25th lowest)

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18. Louisiana
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 6.3% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 4.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.4% (7th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.8% (10th highest)

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19. Maine
> Flu-like illness activity level: Insufficient Data
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 0.8% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 19.3% (2nd highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.9% (3rd lowest)

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20. Maryland
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 2.3% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.6% (9th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.2% (23rd lowest)