Map of Tri-State flu outbreak (Courtesy WebMD)
CINCINNATI - Flu season is getting into full swing across the country, and some areas are getting harder hit than others – areas like the Tri-State.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Ohio and Indiana among more than 20 states in the highest category for activity level of influenza-like illness, as of the last week in December.
Neighboring states of Pennsylvania and Michigan are also in the highest category – all colored in red on CDC's map.
The health website WebMD created an interactive map (http://symptoms.webmd.com/cold-and-flu-map-tool/default.htm) showing a county-by-county breakdown of which counties are showing the most cold and flu symptoms. The map grades each county on a scale from 1 to 5. Here's a listing of counties in the Tri-State:
Most Severe (No. 5):- Butler- Warren- Highland- Boone- Gallatin- Grant- Carroll- Campbell- Bracken- Mason- Franklin- Union- Ripley- Ohio
Moderate-Severe (No. 4):- Adams- Hamilton- Kenton- Clinton- Owen- Harrison
Moderate (No. 3):- Switzerland- Brown
Mild (No. 2):- Pendleton
Most Mild (No. 1):N/A