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):
Severe (No. 4):
Moderate (No. 3):
Mild (No. 2):
Most Mild (No. 1):