Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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1. Alabama
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 4.9% of patients (out of 849,854)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.0% (18th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.9% (23rd lowest)

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2. Alaska
> Flu-like Illness activity level: Low
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.7% of patients (out of 86,925)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.5% of patients
> 65 and over population: 11.9% (2nd lowest)
> 5 and under population: 7.1% (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 27): 3.3% of patients (out of 237,973)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.6% (11th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (16th highest)

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4. Arkansas
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.8% of patients (out of 77,958)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 3.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.8% (22nd highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.2% (13th highest)

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5. California
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.0% of patients (out of 993,122)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.3% (6th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (16th highest)

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