Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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11. Hawaii
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.3% of patients (out of 45,424)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 18.4% (7th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.2% (13th highest)

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12. Idaho
> Flu-like Illness activity level: Minimal
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.1% of patients (out of 25,505)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.5% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.9% (20th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.5% (7th highest)

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13. Illinois
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.3% of patients (out of 1,509,561)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.6% (12th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.0% (23rd highest)

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14. Indiana
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.4% of patients (out of 81,503)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.7% (15th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.2% (13th highest)

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15. Iowa
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.5% of patients (out of 114,959)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.0% (18th highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.3% (11th highest)

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