Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

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36. Oklahoma
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 4.7% of patients (out of 170,689)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 3.8% of patients
> 65 and over population: 15.7% (15th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.5% (7th highest)

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37. Oregon
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.7% of patients (out of 765,528)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.5% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.6% (11th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.5% (10th lowest)

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38. Pennsylvania
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 2.4% of patients (out of 881,027)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 18.2% (8th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.5% (10th lowest)

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39. Rhode Island
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.9% of patients (out of 100,355)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.3% (14th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.1% (5th lowest)

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40. South Carolina
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 5.7% of patients (out of 199,493)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.7% (10th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.7% (15th lowest)

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