Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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21. Massachusetts
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.4% of patients (out of 1,058,469)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.5% (25th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.2% (7th lowest)

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22. Michigan
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.6% of patients (out of 426,969)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.2% (15th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.7% (15th lowest)

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23. Minnesota
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.3% of patients (out of 113,399)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.8% (17th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.3% (11th highest)

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24. Mississippi
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 4.9% of patients (out of 315,586)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.9% (20th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.0% (23rd highest)

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25. Missouri
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.0% of patients (out of 45,720)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.9% (21st highest)
> 5 and under population: 6.0% (23rd highest)

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