Flu outbreak affecting more than half of Alabama's 67 counties; state still among tops nationwide

January 5, 2015 9:35 PM

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The flu virus is widespread in more than half of Alabama's 67 counties and includes most major cities, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The state is also among 29 nationally dealing with the highest level of flu outbreak as of Dec. 27, the Center for Disease Control announced Monday. That's an increase from 22 states earlier in December, the CDC said, and "influenza activity continued to increase in the United States."

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