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48 states report widespread geographic flu activity

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Atlanta, GA (WAFF) -

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread geographic flu activity in 48 states for the week of January 6-12. That number is up from 47 the week before.

Thirty-eight states, including Alabama, now report high influenza-like illnesses. That number is up from 24 states the week prior.

Health experts say anyone with the flu or a flu-like illness should stay home from work until they have gone at least 24 hours without a fever.

According to health experts, getting vaccinated is the number one way to avoid the flu. Click here to find out where to get a flu shot.

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