Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

21. Massachusetts
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 2.1% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.8% (24th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.3% (6th lowest)

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22. Michigan
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 2.4% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.2% (18th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.9% (12th lowest)

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23. Minnesota
> 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: 15.0% (18th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.6% (13th highest)

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24. Mississippi
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 7.1% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.0% (19th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.5% (20th highest)

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25. Missouri
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 3.6% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.0% (22nd highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.3% (25th highest)