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Influenza

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

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

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)

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

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

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

Worker Illness On Rise, But It’s Still Too Early For Flu

Have you noticed some coworkers sneezing around you? We have – and we asked WBBM’s Steve Miller to ask a doctor what’s going around.

11/08/2012

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

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

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

CDC: Get Your Flu Shot Now

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a reminder that if you haven’t already gotten a flu shot this season, now is the time to do it.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2011

H1N1

Researcher: Flu May Be On The Way Out

A University of Chicago researcher says the 2009 flu pandemic has provided clues that might help get rid of the disease entirely one day.

WBBM Newsradio–01/11/2011