The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu activity is rising across the country, reports Yahoo News.

California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware, and Georgia are all experiencing widespread flu activity, according to the CDC Weekly US Influenza Surveillance Report for the week of December 22.

The report shows that nine states have experienced high flu activity compared to the previous week. These states include Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina and New York.

More southern border states have increased activity. Seven states, including Arizona, have had moderate activity, the CDC stated.

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