Report shows our area hardest hit by flu in the country

A new report shows that Mississippi is the hardest hit state for the flu in the United States.

According to the Walgreens flu index, Mississippi has 3 of the top 10 hardest hits segments of the country, including Tupelo at number 9. The flu is running rampant nationwide, with multiple pediatric deaths reported.

The methodology for the Index:

The Walgreens Flu Index is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 10 retail locations.

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Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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