The latest health data shows that you need to wash your hands and wash them often! Minnesota is currently the sickest state in the country with 6.77% of the population experiencing flu-like symptoms. (200% more than this time last year.)

The data is from Kinsa, a company that manufactures smart thermometers. Their thermometers are different because they are set up to share information. They've collected more than 25-million temperature readings from schools, communities, and health organizations. This information helps them track outbreaks around the country without ever gaining access to your information.

The top 5 sickest states according to Kinsa’s data (in %) as of TODAY:

  • Minnesota 6.77
  • Nebraska 6.29
  • North Dakota 6.12
  • Missouri 6.11
  • South Dakota 6.10

If you are suffering from the flu you're going to need to rest and drink plenty of fluids. The Mayo Clinic says that's the typical treatment plan but says severe infections can be treated by medicines like "oseltamivir (Tamiflu), zanamivir (Relenza), peramivir (Rapivab) or baloxavir (Xofluza)."