Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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21. Massachusetts
> Flu-like illness activity level: High
> 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: 16.1% (24th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.3% (6th lowest)

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22. Michigan
> Flu-like illness activity level: Low
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.4% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.7% (15th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.7% (12th lowest)

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23. Minnesota
> Flu-like illness activity level: Moderate
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 2.1% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.4% (19th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.3% (12th highest)

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24. Mississippi
> Flu-like illness activity level: Moderate
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 3.1% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.6% (20th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (24th highest)

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25. Missouri
> Flu-like illness activity level: Moderate
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 5): 1.5% of patients
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.6% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.5% (20th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (23rd highest)

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