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Flu activity continues to run through the South

BY David Salazar

Texas led both the markets with flu activity and those seeing flu activity gains on the Walgreens Flu Index for the week ended Feb. 2. Two other Texas markets made the top-10 list of areas with increasing activities as Mississippi claimed the No. 1 spot among states with flu activity gains.

Mississippi also claimed the pole position of states with overall flu activity, followed by Nebraska and Texas. The three states all have markets among the top-10 areas seeing overall flu activity.

Walgreens’ Flu Index compiles the rankings from chain-wide data of retail prescriptions filled for antiviral flu treatments in the United States. Full rankings for the week ended Feb 2 are below:

Top 10 Markets with Flu Activity

  • Tyler-Longview(Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, Neb.
  • Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.
  • Huntsville-Decatur (Florence), Ala.
  • Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
  • Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas
  • Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Ala.
  • Jackson, Miss.
  • El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)

Top 10 States with Flu Activity

  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Texas
  • Kentucky
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Louisiana
  • North Carolina

Top 10 Markets with Flu Activity Gains

  • Tyler-Longview(Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
  • Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas
  • Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.
  • Huntsville-Decatur (Florence), Ala.
  • Jackson, Miss.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Ala.
  • Monroe, La.-El Dorado, Ark.

Top 10 States with Flu Activity Gains

  • Mississippi
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Idaho
  • South Carolina
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