Top 10 States With The Flu
It’s that time of the season again: FLU season! Yuck! Runny noses, coughing, sneezing, etc. But there are certain areas of the country that are more susceptible to get the flu. Check out the list of the states with the highest percentage of adults reported having the flu below:
8. New Jersey
5. New Mexico
3. New York
California is the only state to have one of the 10 highest flu rates in the nation every year since Gallup and Healthways began tracking Americans’ reports of the flu daily in 2008. Florida, Texas, and New Mexico ranked among the top 10 states for five out of the last six years.
Mississippi is the only state to have one of the 10 lowest flu rates every year since 2008, though North Dakota has been on this list five of the last six years. South Carolina and Vermont ranked among the states with the 10 lowest flu rates for four out of the last six years.
National flu average remained steady in 2013 at 2.0%, slightly below the high of 2.2% recorded in 2008.