How bad is the flu in your county? Map lists level of outbreak across the Tri-State

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

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