Cook County Department of Public Health
In the past week, the Cook County Department of Public Health has seen a 32 percent increase in emergency room visits in suburban Cook County for cases of the flu, or flu-like symptoms, when compared to the week before.
The Oak Lawn resident became ill earlier this month but did not require hospitalization, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is recovering at home.
With many families struggling to receive health care services, it’s important to note there are a number of facilities that provide free or low cost health services for children, adults and elderly patients.
The West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.
The Cook County Department of Public Health says that at least 50 cases of gastrointestinal illness have been connected to eating at a large northwest suburban restaurant.
African American women in the south suburbs are 300 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same area. It’s a number that has left long time doctors and researchers stunned.
It’s official. In Cook County, this year’s mosquitoes aren’t just nuisance biters anymore. Culex mosquitos, which carry the West Nile virus, are out now.