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

Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue 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. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at

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