Walgreens Flu Index: Flu Still Trending High

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Flu activity is still trending high according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index released Thursday. According to the report, Kentucky, Wyoming and New Mexico are the three states exhibiting the most flu activity. Also on that top 10 list is New Jersey and Hawaii.
The top 10 markets with flu activity for the week of March 20 were:
  1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.);
  2. Louisville, Ky.;
  3. Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas;
  4. Columbus – Tupelo – West Point – Houston, Miss.;
  5. Memphis, Tenn.;
  6. Chattanooga, Tenn.;
  7. Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.;
  8. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas;
  9. Charleston, S.C.; and
  10. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
The top 10 markets with flu activity gains in that period were:
  1. Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.;
  2. Wausau-Rhinelander, Wis.;
  3. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.;
  4. Springfield-Holyoke, Mass.;
  5. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.;
  6. Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo.;
  7. Rochester, N.Y.;
  8. Lafayette, La.;
  9. Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.; and
  10. Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.
The Walgreens Flu Index does not provide data measuring actual levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrates which populations are experiencing the most incidences each week based on Index methodology.
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