SHREVEPORT, LA – The flu is running rampant across the south. Louisiana is on the top 10 list of states for the flu. And 2 Louisiana cities land on the list of cities with the highest cases of the flu.

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According to Walgreens, flu activity in Louisiana is spreading and the Bayou State is seeing more cases each day.

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The Walgreens Flu Index is not intended to illustrate levels or severity of flu activity, but rather illustrate which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu.

Top 10 States for Flu Activity:

  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Mississippi
  4. Wyoming
  5. Arkansas
  6. Louisiana
  7. Montana
  8. New Mexico
  9. Alabama
  10. North Carolina

 

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While Texas tops the list in the nation, several Texas communities are on the top of the list for flu activity. But 2 Louisiana cities make the list.

  1. Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches), Texas
  2. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  3. Corpus Christi, Texas
  4. Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas
  5. Oklahoma City, Okla.
  6. San Antonio, Texas
  7. Lafayette, La.
  8. Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.
  9. Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Miss.
  10. Monroe, La.-El Dorado, Ark.
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Follow a few simple steps to protect yourself:

How To Steer Clear of Getting the Flu?

  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Wash your hands

What Are Healthiest and Least Healthy Parishes in Louisiana

Here's the list of the top 10 and bottom 10 healthy parishes in Louisiana.

 

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