The flu season is in full swing and some states are becoming more difficult than others.
The giant's retailer and pharmacy issued Walgreens results of his annual Flu Index, which looks at Walgreens's internal data and Duane Reade for anti-virus medications.
Here are the top 10 states where the virus is hitting the most difficult, for the week ending November 2:
The results are "not intended to indicate the levels or severity of influenza activity," according to the report, but instead "show which populations have the highest flu within the United States and Puerto Rico each week." "
Influenza activity has increased since last year: "Data in October shows that southern states have more flu activity this year," the results said. "The index levels are higher in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma and Nevada."
In 2017, the National Center for Biotechnology considered that more than 330,000 hospitals and direct medical costs for consumers were $ 10.4 billion. Some experts predict that this year may have similar numbers.
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The outbreak resulted in 37 million illnesses and 36,000 deaths last year, according to the Disease Control and Prevention Centers. But, 43 percent of underage adults chose not to get the vaccine, including an anti-vaxers cohort who refuse the medication.
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The CDC suggests that everyone receives six months or older if they are not told otherwise by a doctor. The shot is "extremely important for people with severe difficulties with severe difficulties."
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