Illinois Sees Increase In Flu, Hospitals Place Temporary Visitor RestrictionsThe Illinois Department of Public Heath recommends hospitals to place temporary visitor-restriction polices that restrict children under 18 from visiting acute-care hospitals due to bad flu season.
Flu Kept At Bay So Far This Winter, Health Expert SaysDoctors instead have seen an increase in a type of upper respiratory cold and cough -- still unpleasant, but not influenza.
Aurora Hospital Sets Restrictions On Visitors After Spike In Flu CasesPresence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora has set a limit of two visitors at a time for its patients; and adults only. Children are not permitted to visit patients.
Inmates In Parts Of Cook County Jail Under Isolation After Some Show Flu-Like SymptomsDetainees in three living units at the Cook County Jail are under isolation after some have exhibited flu-like symptoms, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.
In Midst Of Flu Season, State Public Health Director Says Illinois In Pretty Good Shape Illinois’ Public Health director says the state is heading into the heart of the flu season in pretty good shape.
Ald. Fioretti Hospitalized; Former Mayoral Candidate Had Flu-Like SymptomsBob Fioretti, who launched an unsuccessful mayoral bid earlier this year, went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital Tuesday with a 102 fever, a political adviser said in a written statement.
Flu Continues To Spread Across State, CountryAlmost every state in the country reports high flu numbers. So far, influenza's killed 21 children this season alone.
Amid Flu Epidemic, Doctors Warn Parents To Protect Kids Going Back To SchoolJust two weeks ago, right before winter break, area hospitals saw a rise in pediatric patients with the flu.
Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And WisconsinThe CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness -- including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin -- up from 13 states a week earlier.
Hundreds Of Students Sick With Flu In Oak Park School DistrictA total of 563 students missed school Monday in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 – or nearly 10 percent of the district’s entire school body – most of them with flu-like symptoms.
Some Hospitals Impose Visiting Restrictions During Busy Flu SeasonThe Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Illinois Sees Spike In Flu Cases Over Past Few Weeks Throughout the state of Illinois, flu cases have taken a big jump in the past few weeks.