Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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26. Montana
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.6% of patients (out of 181,356)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 18.8% (5th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.8% (19th lowest)

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27. Nebraska
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 4.6% of patients (out of 220,170)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.8% (17th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.8% (5th highest)

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28. Nevada
> Flu-like Illness activity level: Moderate
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.2% of patients (out of 199,773)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.7% (15th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (16th highest)

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29. New Hampshire
> Flu-like Illness activity level: Moderate
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.3% of patients (out of 36,523)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 18.1% (9th highest)
> 5 and under population: 4.6% (2nd lowest)

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30. New Jersey
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 4.6% of patients (out of 587,282)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 3.2% of patients
> 65 and over population: 16.1% (21st lowest)
> 5 and under population: 5.8% (19th lowest)

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