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An empty room at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Students Sick With Flu In Oak Park School District

A 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.

12/15/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hospitals Impose Visiting Restrictions During Busy Flu Season

The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/15/2014

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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.

12/09/2014

An empty hallway at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park. (CBS)

Flu Stalls Classes At La Grange Park School This Week

More than a quarter of the student body called in sick Monday at Nazareth Academy. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

12/08/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Signs Indicate Flu Season Has Arrived

You may not want to give thanks for this: there are increasing signs that the flu season has arrived.

11/26/2014

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Flu Cases In Suburban Cook County On The Rise

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.

11/25/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

School Closed, Scrubbed After Dozens Of Students Get The Flu

Robinson Elementary in Lyons District 103 called off all classes and after-school activities because so many were out with the flu.

11/06/2014

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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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Flu Vs. Enterovirus: What Are The Differences?

Your child wakes up with a fever, cough and generally feels awful. Could it be the more unusual enterovirus that has been in the news recently, or the seasonal flu virus?

10/07/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Fewer Than 50 Percent Of U.S. Residents Have Been Vaccinated For Flu

While more kids and pregnant women are getting their shots, most 18- to 64-year-olds don’t seem to be getting the message. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

09/18/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal Hospitalized For Dehydration From The Flu

Cardinal Francis George has been receiving fluids and antibiotics from an IV, and is expected to go home later this week. The illness does not appear related to his cancer.

03/17/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Hospitals Report Increase In Flu Cases In Illinois

Flu season is underway, and while there are fewer Illinoisans reported sick than at this time last year, cases are increasing.

01/03/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

H1N1 Presence Grows In Chicago

CBS 2 has learned another 41 cases have turned up at the University of Chicago medical campus.

12/27/2013

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H1N1 Flu Virus Surfaces In Chicago

Loyola University Medical Center microbiologist Paul Schreckenberger says last week alone, 21 patients tested positive for influenza. All but one of those cases were the 2009 H1N1 swine flu.

12/26/2013

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Chicago Hydration Clinic Offering Flu Relief

While there is no cure for the flu, Dr. Jack Dybis says getting enough fluids everyday can help.

01/27/2013

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Dry Weather Has More People Buying Humidifiers

There hasn’t been much need for snow shovels in the Chicago area this year, or salt for the driveway, but there has been a run on humidifiers, due to the unusually dry conditions this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

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Flu Death Toll Reaches 50 In Illinois

Illinois is among 30 states reporting high flu activity in a season where the virus is striking earlier than usual and the main flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.

01/18/2013

Flu patient Ed Eagins says he can't afford to take days off from work, now that he's sick with the flu. (CBS)

Some Flu-Stricken Workers Wonder: Go To Job, Or Stay Home Without Pay?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with one Chicago man who says he can’t afford to miss work.

01/14/2013

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

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

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