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Sickweather.com warns of strep throat outbreaks in Midwest; Kentucky ranks 6th — get medical attention

Sickweather is currently observing an outbreak of Strep Throat reports throughout the U.S.

The company reports that the Midwest and Southwest are the most active per capita for strep throat illnesses.

Recommendations for those experiencing symptoms like fever or sore throat include seeking medical attention and requesting a rapid throat culture for diagnosis.

Here are the Top 10 States by activity per capita:

1 Tennessee
2 Oklahoma
3 Iowa
4 Texas
5 New Mexico
6 Kentucky
7 Nebraska
8 Washington
9 Louisiana
10 Georgia

Sickweather is the first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind — processing millions of illness reports each month. It is aimed at reducing healthcare costs and saving lives by providing consumers and businesses the most accurate, predictive and meaningful sickness forecasts in the world.


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