The Flu Has Arrived In West Virginia


WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)- This time of the year means flu season and health officials say it has already been a bad strain.


There has been a ten percent rise of flu cases over the last two weeks at MedExpress centers in West Virginia.


Out of the eighteen states serviced by MedExpress, West Virginia has had the second highest number of flu cases reported so far, according to WV Metro News.


According to the Centers for Disease Control, health officials say that we are in a flu epidemic and the virus is continuing to spread throughout the nation.


The flu season typically peaks from December until March.

Daniella Hankey

Good Morning West Virginia! Daniella Hankey is the Morning and Noon newscast Anchor. Daniella joined Newswatch as a Multi-Media journalist and quickly moved her way up to an Anchor. Before landing in the beautiful Mountain State, Daniella called her home Orlando, Florida. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to further her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. When Daniella is not working, you can find her exploring West Virginia especially the Greenbrier and engaging with community members. As a morning anchor, Daniella loves putting a smile on viewers faces in the morning and informing them of community events. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at You can also follow Daniella on Facebook at DaniellaHankeyTV.

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