Vaping 'Outbreak' Concerns Health Officials In IllinoisThe different vaping devices, products, types of oils and additives making isolating a cause complex. But as more get sick the hope is doctors can learn from their illness.
City Announces First Case Of Measles This YearCity officials have announced the first confirmed measles case in Chicago this year. Now, officials are looking for people who may have been exposed.
Family Of Woman Who Died After Candida Auris Infection Says Secrecy Around The Illness Should StopCandida auris is a rare, drug-resistant fungus with more than 150 cases across Illinois. Now a woman in the northwest suburbs has died after she was infected.
Pre-Cut Fruit Sold At Walmart, Target Recalled In IllinoisIllinois was among the 16 states where Caito Foods pre-cut melon products have been recalled.
Illinois Hospitals Warn Families Of Unvaccinated ChildrenThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all children get two doses of measles vaccine, which it says is 97% effective.
Amazon Removes Books That Promoted An Autism 'Cure'The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, only medications that can help some function better. It also says there is no link between vaccines and autism.
Facebook Steps Up Fight Against Vaccine MisinformationIf groups and pages spread those hoaxes, they won't appear in recommendations or in predictions functions when searched for in Facebook. Ads with similar information will be rejected.
CDC: This Year's Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective In Preventing InfectionAccording to the Illinois Department of Public Health, over the past decade, influenza and pneumonia have been associated with an average of 3,500 deaths a year in the state. At least four children in Illinois died from the flu last year.
Flu Season Arrives Later Than Usual, Hitting Children The HardestThe Centers of Disease Control reported 13 children have died nationwide, including one in Illinois.
Study: Most U.S. Adults Have Not Gotten A Flu Shot For This SeasonThe mild season is a dramatic shift from the previous flu season, which was the deadliest in decades, with more than 80,000 flu-related deaths in the United States.
Five Hepatitis A Cases Recently Diagnosed In IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Public Health received confirmation of five hepatitis A cases in east-central Illinois during November.
Beef Recall Nearly Doubles Due To Salmonella Contamination In 26 States Including Illinois JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled over 12 million pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport Tuesday.
Romaine Lettuce Warning Costing Suppliers Lots Of Green"I am definitely confused because usually whenever the CDC has any type of warning, it's usually always followed up with a recall."
Cook County Officials: Get A Flu ShotThe CDC recommends that everyone over the age of six months get a flu shot. The nasal flu vaccine (LAIV) is also an option.
First Flu Death Prompts Doctors To Pressure Patients To Get VaccineThe flu season is just starting, but it's already proven deadly for a Florida child.