Influenza

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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

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