Epidemic

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Amid Flu Epidemic, Doctors Warn Parents To Protect Kids Going Back To School

Just two weeks ago, right before winter break, area hospitals saw a rise in pediatric patients with the flu.

01/02/2015

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Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And Wisconsin

The CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness — including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin — up from 13 states a week earlier.

12/31/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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CDC Says Flu Season Has Reached Epidemic

The flu season is far from over, and as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared this season an epidemic, physicians were urging people to take precautions against the flu virus.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013