Almost every state in the country reports high flu numbers. So far, influenza’s killed 21 children this season alone.
Just two weeks ago, right before winter break, area hospitals saw a rise in pediatric patients with the flu.
The CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness — including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin — up from 13 states a week earlier.
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.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
Throughout the state of Illinois, flu cases have taken a big jump in the past few weeks.
More than a quarter of the student body called in sick Monday at Nazareth Academy. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
You may not want to give thanks for this: there are increasing signs that the flu season has arrived.
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.
Robinson Elementary in Lyons District 103 called off all classes and after-school activities because so many were out with the flu.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
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?
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.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
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.
Flu season is underway, and while there are fewer Illinoisans reported sick than at this time last year, cases are increasing.
CBS 2 has learned another 41 cases have turned up at the University of Chicago medical campus.
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.
While there is no cure for the flu, Dr. Jack Dybis says getting enough fluids everyday can help.
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.