Nebraska’s flu activity stays high as Kentucky markets see gains

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Nebraska’s flu activity stays high as Kentucky markets see gains

Kentucky’s flu activity is increasing and Texas isn’t far behind, but both still trail Nebraska, according to the latest weekly report from the Walgreens Flu Index. For the week ended Jan. 19, markets in Kentucky and Texas took the top three spots in terms of markets with flu activity gains, and Kentucky led statewide gains.

The index uses Walgreens’ weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat the flu across its stores.

Though Kentucky had the second highest statewide flu activity for the week, Nebraska continues its first-place run, leading both in statewide activity and in market activity with Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney and Omaha placing first and second, respectively, among markets.

Full rankings are below:

Top 10 markets with flu activity 

  1. Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney, Neb.

  2. Omaha, Neb.

  3. Louisville, Ky.

  4. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)

  5. Tyler-Longview (Lufkin and Nacogdoches), Texas

  6. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

  7. Lexington, Ky.

  8. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas

  9. Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo.

  10. Nashville, Tenn.

Top 10 states with flu activity 

  1. Nebraska

  2. Kentucky

  3. Texas

  4. New Mexico

  5. New Jersey

  6. Tennessee

  7. Mississippi

  8. Wyoming

  9. Alabama

  10. Idaho

Top 10 markets with flu activity gains 

  1. Tyler-Longview (Lufkin and Nacogdoches), Texas

  2. Louisville, Ky.

  3. Lexington, Ky.

  4. Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.

  5. Omaha, Neb.

  6. Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney, Neb.

  7. Huntsville-Decatur (Florence), Ala.

  8. Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.

  9. Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Ala.

  10. Nashville, Tenn.

Top 10 states with flu activity gains 
Week Ending 1/19/2019

  1. Kentucky

  2. Nebraska

  3. Mississippi

  4. Montana

  5. Idaho

  6. Arkansas

  7. Alabama

  8. Tennessee

  9. Texas

  10. North Carolina

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