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CLEVELAND – Flu season is getting into full swing across the country, and some areas are getting harder hit than others – even in northern Ohio.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Ohio 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, Indiana and Michigan are also in the highest category – all colored in red on CDC’s map.

The health website WebMD created an interactive map 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 northern Ohio:

Most Severe (No. 5):

– Ashland

– Ashtabula

– Cuyahoga

– Lake

– Medina

– Richland

– Stark

– Summit

– Trumbull

– Tuscarawas

– Wayne

Severe (No. 4):

– Erie

– Geauga

– Holmes

– Huron

– Lorain

– Mahoning

– Portage

– Sandusky

Moderate (No. 3):

– Crawford

– Morrow

Mild (No. 2):

– Carroll

Most Mild (No. 1):

– Harrison

Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

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