Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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16. Kansas
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.5% of patients (out of 246,927)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.9% (20th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.4% (10th highest)

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17. Kentucky
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 4.1% of patients (out of 217,473)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.4% (25th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (16th highest)

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18. Louisiana
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 7.6% of patients (out of 952,988)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 3.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.5% (11th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.5% (7th highest)

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19. Maine
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.1% of patients (out of 270,421)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 20.6% (the highest)
> 5 and under population: 4.7% (3rd lowest)

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20. Maryland
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.7% of patients (out of 910,027)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.4% (9th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.0% (23rd highest)

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