The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting high levels of the flu in three of five regions in New Jersey.

Ocean County came in with the 4th most positive flu tests, following Monmouth, Essex, and Bergen counties.

Five counties - Cumberland, Salem, Somerset, Union, and Warren - have reported no positive flu test. Health officials do say that most people who have the flu are never formally tested for the virus, which would skew those results.

This year's major flu strain, the H3N2, is hitting victims hard, unlike the milder versions that circulated in previous years, said Gary Munk, director of Clinical Virology at Hackensack University Medical Center. Munk said "It's the classic textbook influenza, with high fever, chills, sore throat, headaches, fatigue. You don't want to get out of bed."

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