"Eight states recorded very high flu activity for the week of Jan. 1, the highest level as categorized by the CDC, according to the agency's most recent FluView report.
Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia reported very high flu activity for the week of Jan. 1."
Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Only Mississippi is missing for Alabama to be surrounded with a very high rate of flu. Alabama's rate is just "high".