Flu cases on the rise in Nebraska, cases spiking earlier than normal across U.S.

The flu season is ramping up
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 3:40 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - You may be among the many Americans who already know that the flu is spreading fast across the country.

The CDC’s weekly report indicates the worst illnesses are concentrated in southern states, like Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

But it’s starting to ramp up elsewhere. Nebraska has had high activity and Iowa is doing better.

Experts who monitor this say this type of widespread activity so early has not been recorded in the U.S. in more than a decade.

Young children and older adults are more at risk for complications from the respiratory illness.