Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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31. New Mexico
> 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): 4.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.4% (14th highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.3% (23rd highest)

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32. New York
> 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): 3.1% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.3% (23rd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.0% (14th lowest)

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33. North Carolina
> 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: 15.5% (24th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.0% (15th lowest)

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34. North Dakota
> Flu-like illness activity level: Minimal
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 1.9% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.3% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.5% (8th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 8.7% (2nd highest)

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35. Ohio
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Feb 3): 1.8% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.2% (17th highest)
> 5 and under population: 7.1% (18th lowest)

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