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- Jan 5): 2.5% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.0% (10th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 5.9% (20th lowest)

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47. Washington
> Flu-like illness activity level: Minimal
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 0.6% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.1% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.1% (11th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (21st highest)

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48. West Virginia
> Flu-like illness activity level: Minimal
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.2% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 19.3% (3rd highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.4% (8th lowest)

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49. Wisconsin
> Flu-like illness activity level: Low
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.6% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.5% (21st highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.8% (14th lowest)

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50. Wyoming
> Flu-like illness activity level: Minimal
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.2% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.6% (21st lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.5% (10th highest)

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