Flu Season

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Cold Snap Making Annual Lull In Blood Donations Worse

The combination of an extended cold snap, the recent holidays, and the ongoing flu season have led to a 30 percent drop in blood donations for LifeSource, prompting hospitals to keep a close eye on their supplies.

01/09/2015

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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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Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, Students

Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today – and reminding other people to get vaccinated.

10/23/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Widespread Flu Infections Claim 7 Lives In Illinois

Up to 122 people have been admitted to the intensive care units at Illinois hospitals for treatment of the flu. Seven of those people died.

01/08/2014

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Flu Season Hitting Earlier, Harder This Year

The flu season in the Chicago area is hitting harder than in the last couple of years.

01/03/2013

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Early, Hard-Hitting Start For Flu Season This Year

Experts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

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Flu Season Kicks Off Early, Strong

The flu is back with a vengeance this year, earlier than usual and affecting more people this winter.

12/17/2012

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Flu Season Starting Early; Cases Mark Soonest Since 2003

Doctors have been seeing an increase in flu cases, marking the earliest start to the flu season in nearly a decade.

12/03/2012

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City Urges Everyone To Get A Flu Shot, And Not To Wait

The leaves are starting to change and there is definitely a chill in the air, so you can be sure that flu season is just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012