CDC reports high flu virus activity

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Flu season underway
Flu season underway. Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on December 24, 2018.

Flu season has officially started. The CDC is reporting some areas are starting to see high virus activity.

As of now, only two states are in the red: Georgia and Colorado. That means they're experiencing high flu activity.

According to the CDC, North Carolina is seeing low activity. However, the virus is still circulating and eight people have died so far this year.

Flu season typically lasts about 16 weeks. So there is still time for a flu shot if you didn't get one yet this year.

Also, now is the time to make sure you're washing your hands frequently. The flu is more than a bad cold, it can have devastating effects.