The CDC is warning of "very high" or "high" rates of influenza activity in at least 25 states. But there are seven states officials are particularly concerned about: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia
That’s because they’re described as having "very high" levels of flu activity. Health officials estimate there have been between two-point-eight million and six-point-six million flu cases from early October through early November.
In that same period, they've also estimated between 13-hundred and 36-hundred deaths. According to the CDC, flu activity levels haven't been this high this early since the 2009 swine flu outbreak.