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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- Jan 5): 2.9% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.5% (22nd highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.9% (19th lowest)

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2. Alaska
> Flu-like illness activity level: Minimal
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 2.5% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): N/A
> 65 and over population: 11.2% (2nd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.2% (2nd highest)

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3. Arizona
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 2.7% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.3% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.1% (11th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.2% (20th highest)

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4. Arkansas
> Flu-like illness activity level: Low
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 2.1% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 4.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.5% (19th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.2% (18th highest)

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5. California
> Flu-like illness activity level: Low
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 2.0% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.3% of patients
> 65 and over population: 13.9% (6th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.2% (17th highest)

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