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Omaha/Nebraska ranked first for flu activity by Walgreens

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 14:12:56-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Recently, Douglas County Health Department officials stated flu numbers are up in the area and across the state. According to Walgreens, Nebraska and the Omaha area top their list of regions with flu activity.

From Walgreens flu-tracking site:

Top 10 Designated Market Areas (DMAs) with Flu Activity (12/14/2019)

1. Omaha, Neb.
2. Chattanooga, Tenn.
3. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
4. Lafayette, La.
5. Monroe, La.-El Dorado, Ark.
6. Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, Wash.
7. Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.
8. Nashville, Tenn.
9. Corpus Christi, Texas
10. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas

Top 10 States/Territories with Flu Activity (12/14/2019)

1. Nebraska
2. Tennessee
3. Texas
4. Mississippi
5. New Mexico
6. Louisiana
7. Alabama
8. Kentucky
9. Oklahoma
10. Nevada

Walgreens say their index is compiled by looking at the amount of flu-treatment medications being sold across the nation.