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CDC releases nationwide flu-like activity; GA highest in US

(Source: CDC) (Source: CDC)

(WTVM) – As flu-season approaches, the Centers for Disease Control has released an interactive map of weekly flu activity.

The weekly influenza surveillance report, with data compiled by the CDC’s influenza division, indexes the flu numbers each week.

For the latest week measured, the week ending in Oct. 10, it shows that Georgia has the highest flu influenza-like illness, or ILI, activity levels in the country, measuring at “low.”

For Alabama, ILI activity levels measure at “minimal” levels, like most of the country. The map shows a proportion of outpatient visits to healthcare providers for flu-like illness for state measurements. It does not, however, show the full extent of the flu's impact on a state, and could "disproportionately represent certain populations within a state."

Click here to see the interactive map.

The CDC says while most flu cases begin after the holidays, it is hard to predict when the flu season will begin. The surveillance report monitors flu reports from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

You can check out the specific flu guidelines for Georgia and Alabama by clicking either state name.

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