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Is Flu Season Starting Early in Iowa?

Why do some people think that flu season is getting off to an early start in Iowa?

Why is Iowa reporting a high level of influenza-like illness activity already?
Why is Iowa reporting a high level of influenza-like illness activity already?

They probably noticed that Iowa was lit up like a stop light on the latest CDC Flu Activity Report…

Is Flu Season Starting Early in Iowa?

So is Iowa, and only Iowa, really seeing high levels of flu already?

At a time when the rest of the country isn’t seeing any flu?

Influenza-like illness or ILI doesn't necessary mean it is caused by influenza.
Influenza-like illness or ILI doesn’t necessary mean it is caused by influenza.

Nope.

They are seeing high levels of influenza-like activity because of high levels of COVID-19.

Why aren’t we seeing high levels of ILI in other states?

Why are you looking for flu reports in September?
Why are you looking for flu reports in September?

Most states haven’t officially started reporting their flu data yet.

States with a lot of new COVID-19 cases will have a high ILI%.
States with a lot of new COVID-19 cases will have a high ILI%.

But it’s not too hard to predict what it will look like when they do start reporting in the coming weeks.

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