Although flu season is nearing an end, cases of this year’s particularly tough strain of the dreaded virus are on the upswing in several states.
Harnessing the full power of the digital age to spread awareness and hopefully not the virus, Walgreens has just published its latest Flu Index, a weekly report and corresponding infographic developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.
“With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level,” a provided statement reads.
For the most recent week of available data, the top ten markets with flu activity gains are as follows:
- Columbia, SC
- Birmingham (Anniston and Tuscaloosa), Ala
- Baton Rouge, La.
- Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Orlando – Daytona Beach – Melbourne, Fla.
- Greenville – Spartanburg – Anderson, SC; Asheville, NC
- Colorado Springs – Pueblo, Colo.
- Atlanta, Ga.
- Rockford, Ill.
- Indianapolis, Ind.
For more insight, check out the infographic below.