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Flu activity "high" in Arkansas, Missouri

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The bad news: flu activity in Arkansas and Missouri is high. The good news: it's even worse in other states, including Tennessee.

According to this graphic and map from Google, flu trends in December are up significantly.

As of Sunday, Dec. 28, Arkansas and Missouri are reporting “high” rates of flu. While Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana are seeing “intense” flu activity.

To protect yourself from the flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests you get vaccinated against the flu, cover your cough, and wash your hands often.

Region 8's Jessi Turnure will have more on how the flu is affecting people here in Region 8 tonight at 5 and 6.

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