Texas markets top Walgreen’s full-season Flu Index

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Texas markets top Walgreen’s full-season Flu Index

By David Salazar - 05/02/2019
As flu season draws to a close, Walgreens is sharing the states and markets that saw the highest incidences of flu between September 2018 and April. Using data from the entire flu season, the Walgreens Flu Index has found that four of the Lone Star State’s markets were in the top 5 markets with activity, and Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas were at the top of statewide activity.

See the full rankings, compiled in part through Walgreens aggregate prescription data, below:

Top 10 markets with flu activity

  1. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas

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

  3. Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas

  4. Corpus Christi, Texas

  5. Oklahoma City, Okla.

  6. Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, N.C.

  7. Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, Neb.

  8. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

  9. Monroe, La.-El Dorado, Ark.

  10. Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.

Top 10 states with flu activity

  1. Mississippi

  2. Oklahoma

  3. Texas

  4. Wyoming

  5. Arkansas

  6. Nebraska

  7. Louisiana

  8. Tennessee

  9. Kentucky

  10. Alabama