Flu Running Rampant Across the County

Updated: 01/12/2014 4:46 PM
Created: 01/12/2014 12:26 PM
By: Megan Stewart

The flu is hitting the country hard this year, but now its not just a danger for the very young and very old.

More than 60 percent of hospitalized flu patients are between the ages of 18 and 64, almost twice as many as last year.

Hospitals across the country are now being forced to take extreme measures to handle the high volume of cases.

According to an interactive flu trends map by Google, there are 37 states with high flu activity.

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MN AREAS AFFECTED: Aitkin; Anoka; Benton; Big Stone; Carlton; Carver; Cass; Chippewa; Chisago; Crow Wing; Dakota; Douglas; Hennepin; Isanti; Itasca; Kanabec; Kandiyohi; Lac qui Parle; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Pine; Pope; Ramsey; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Stevens; Swift; Todd; Traverse; Washington; Wright
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Minneapolis/St. Paul

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