Richmond Makes List Of Expected Cities To Have Flu’s Patients For The Holidays

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 The Richmond/Petersburg area rounds out the top 5 on a list of U.S. cities expected to see a high level of cold and flu symptoms between Dec. 25 and Dec. 31. 

Using a self-report data collection method from consumers, the popular website WebMD says the Southern, Pacific and Midwest regions will see the spike next week. 

The Richmond/Petersburg area is No. 5 on the list. Washington, D.C. is 11th and the Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News area is 15th. 

WebMD’s top 20 cities likely to see an increase in cold and flu symptoms during the holidays: 
Charleston, SC
San Diego, CA

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Austin, TX

Richmond/Petersburg, VA

Los Angeles, CA

Cedar Rapids/Waterloo/Iowa City/Dubuque, IA

Kansas City, MO/KS

Oklahoma City, OK

Raleigh/Durham, NC

Washington, DC

Ft. Smith/Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, AR/OK

Louisville, KY

Baltimore, MD

Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News, VA

Nashville, TN

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Providence/New Bedford, RI/MA

Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville, SC/NC

Green Bay/Appleton, WI

First reported by David Hylton on NBC12 

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