Severity of flu 9.5 on scale of 10, DoctorsReport.com notes
With the flu continuing to remain strong nationally, the Doctors Report Illness Tracker and DoctorsReport.com, the new mobile app and website that provide instant access to data including doctors’ reports from almost 1 million doctors’ offices across the nation, has expanded and released its current list of the nation’s top Influenza hot spots (by metro area) in the nation.
According to the Doctors Report Illness Tracker, the severity level of the flu nationally is 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being most severe) for the third consecutive week.
The Doctors Report Illness Tracker draws from a national database of doctor-diagnosed and reported cases over a period of the past seven days. Specific metros are listed according to the Doctors Report illness severity scale, with 10 being most severe and 0 being least severe:
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH at 9.5;
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC at 9.5;
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD at 9.5;
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV at 9.5;
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL at 9.5;
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI at 9.5.;
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL at 9.5;
Jacksonville, FL at 9.5;
Richmond, VA at 9.5; and
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY at 9.5.
Flu isn't the only disease state that DoctorsReport. com tracks. DoctorsReport.com has developed a proprietary set of algorithms for gauging the severity of 15 common illnesses, the company noted. The major factors that define the severity scale are: number of diagnosed and reported cases from actual doctors’ offices and comparisons to historical trends for the same area.