WebMD: Roanoke ranked no. 8 for cold and flu in 2016

Doctors see uptick in flu-like symptoms (Image 1)

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – The new year is coming and with it – the cold and flu.

WebMD has officially released its cold and flu map and Roanoke ranks in the top 10 cities expected to have the highest rates of cold and flu symptoms early in the new year.

More online: WebMD Cold and Flu Map

Roanoke ranks at number 8 with Richmond taking the number one spot.

Nashville, Charlotte and Washington, D.C. all rank in the top ten most likely to see symptoms.

So stay healthy, and don’t forget to cover your mouth when you cough and wash your hands.

Top 20 U.S. Cities Likely to Experience Highest Rates of Cold and Flu Symptoms Early in the New Year:

  1. Richmond/Norfolk, Va.
  2. Knoxville, Tenn.
  3. Louisville, Ky.
  4. Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas
  5. Nashville, Tenn.
  6. Charlotte, N.C.
  7. Baltimore, Md./Washington D.C.
  8. Roanoke, Va.
  9. Charleston, S.C.
  10. Minneapolis/St Paul, Minn.
  11. Indianapolis, Ind.
  12. Phoenix/Tucson, Ariz.
  13. Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio
  14. Birmingham/Montgomery, Ala.
  15. Atlanta, Ga.
  16. Austin, Texas
  17. St Louis, Mo.
  18. Columbus, Ohio
  19. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  20. Omaha, Neb.

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