New Jersey is One of the Worst State for the Flu
The website apartmentguide.com took a look at data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and came up with a list of the 10 states that are the worst for the flu...and New Jersey is on it.
Apartmentguide.com says that between October 2018 and February 2019, "nearly 45 million Americans came down with the virus." The site also says that February is "generally considered to be peak flu season." (Great news since we're not even halfway through January).
Based on their research, apartmentguide.com determined that New Jersey is the 9th worst state in the country for the flu (and the worst state in the mid-Atlantic). The research showed that the Garden State has 14 weeks of high flu activity, 8 weeks of moderate flu activity, and 5 weeks of low flu activity.
Apartmentguide.com also analyzed what it says is "two of the most important flu-related cost of living factors." Those being "the average cost of a visit to the doctor and the average price of a bottle of prescription Ibuprofen."
In New Jersey, apartmentguide.com determined the average cost of a doctor's visit was $98.26. That's not bad when compared to the $124.29 average cost of a doctor's visit in nearby Connecticut.
The average cost of a bottle of Ibuprofen in New Jersey, according to the research, was $8.74.
For more info on the study and to check out the entire list of Top 10 states that are worst for the flu, click here.