Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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16. Kansas
> Flu-like illness activity level: Moderate
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.6% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.6% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.4% (18th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.6% (9th highest)

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17. Kentucky
> 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): 2.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.9% (24th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.2% (19th highest)

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18. Louisiana
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 3.9% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 4.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.9% (7th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.5% (11th highest)

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19. Maine
> Flu-like illness activity level: Minimal
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.1% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 20.0% (2nd highest)
> 5 and under population: 4.8% (2nd lowest)

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20. Maryland
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.5% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.0% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.9% (8th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.0% (24th lowest)

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