Walgreens Flu Index tracks gains in Nevada, Nebraska

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Walgreens Flu Index tracks gains in Nevada, Nebraska

01/16/2019
An increase in flu activity is roiling Nevada as Nebraska leads the pack of markets with high flu activity. That’s according to the Walgreens Flu Index for the week ended Jan. 12.

The index, which uses Walgreen’s weekly retail prescription data for flu antivirals across its locations, found that Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney, Neb., was the market with the top flu activity, and Nebraska took the spot among states with flu activity. Behind Nebraska in flu activity were New Mexico, Kentucky, Texas and Nevada. Nevada, in particular, is living up to its state motto — “battle born” — as it leads the states with flu activity growth, according to the index. Las Vegas took the No. 3 spot in markets seeing activity gains, behind Portland-Auburn, Maine at No. 2 and Omaha in the pole position.

Full rankings for the week ended Jan. 12 are below, and Walgreens offers a live tracker here.

Top 10 markets with flu activity 

  1. Lincoln and Hastings-Kearney, Neb.

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

  3. Omaha, Neb.

  4. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas

  5. Louisville, Ky.

  6. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

  7. Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo.

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

  9. Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.

  10. Bakersfield, Calif.


Top 10 states with flu activity 
Week ending Jan. 12, 2019

  1. Nebraska

  2. New Mexico

  3. Kentucky

  4. Texas

  5. Nevada

  6. New Jersey

  7. Wyoming

  8. Colorado

  9. Tennessee

  10. Utah


Top 10 markets with flu activity gains 

  1. Omaha, Neb.

  2. Portland-Auburn, Maine

  3. Las Vegas, Nev.

  4. Spokane, Wash.

  5. Reno, Nev.

  6. Corpus Christi, Texas

  7. Lexington, Ky.

  8. Honolulu, Hawaii

  9. Syracuse, N.Y.

  10. Boise, Idaho


Top 10 states with flu activity gains 

  1. Nevada

  2. Nebraska

  3. Hawaii

  4. Iowa

  5. Utah

  6. New Jersey

  7. Idaho

  8. West Virginia

  9. Connecticut

  10. Wyoming