Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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41. South Dakota
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.6% of patients (out of 228,293)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.6% (24th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.8% (5th highest)

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42. Tennessee
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 6.1% of patients (out of 767,340)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.3% (23rd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.0% (23rd highest)

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43. Texas
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 7.1% of patients (out of 508,774)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 3.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 12.5% (3rd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.0% (3rd highest)

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44. Utah
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.9% of patients (out of 343,069)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 11.1% (the lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.9% (the highest)

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45. Vermont
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.7% of patients (out of 87,873)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 19.8% (4th highest)
> 5 and under population: 4.6% (2nd lowest)

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