Doctors Report Beach Index

  • The Beach Index is the most current illness severity level at your beach town.
  • Is stomach flu unusually bad at your beach town in the last week or two?
    YES if the score is above 5 (average) or heading toward 10 ( very high).
  • Usually we track based on full years of history. But beach towns are different so the Doctors Report Beach Index are based on years of SUMMER history.
  • Beach Index high? Take special precautions with other people and the water and surfaces they touch. See Prevention. For swimming pools, see special CDC advice here.