As Measles Crisis Worsens, More Illinoisans Are Claiming Religious Objections To VaccinesStudents are required to get the measles vaccine — along with those for nine other preventable conditions — to attend school in Illinois. That ensures enough kids are immunized to prevent an outbreak. For highly contagious measles, experts say at least 95% of children at a school should be protected.
Cook County Named Most Vulnerable Place In U.S. For Measles Outbreak; 'It's Going To Get Nasty'A new study in the medical journal "The Lancet" ranks Cook County as the most vulnerable place in the country for an outbreak.
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.
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.
3-Year-Old Aurora Girl Dies Of FluThe Centers for Disease Control estimates 183 kids in the U.S. died from the flu last year and tens of thousands ended up in the hospital.
CDC Warning: Do Not Eat Any Romaine LettuceTwo days before families across America sit down for big Thanksgiving meals, the CDC is warning people not to eat romaine lettuce of any kind, due to an outbreak of E. coli infections.
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.
80,000 Deaths Caused By Flu Last Season, CDC SaysAn estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Puppies To Blame For Drug-Resistant Infection In 118 PeopleStates reporting illness included Connecticut, Florida, Georgia and Illinois among others.
US Drug Overdose Deaths Rose 7% In 2017, Doubled Over A DecadeNearly 30,000 overdose deaths were related to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in 2017.
CDC Warning On Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do Not Eat This Cereal"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.
Illinois Illnesses From Insect Bites Have Surged Since 2004The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning the public to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites, saying reported cases of infections have increased over the past decade.
Opioid Overdose Patients Causing Spike In ER VisitsThe CDC sounded an alarm over a troubling trend in Illinois -- a dramatic rise in emergency room visits for suspected overdoses.
CDC: Millions Of Americans Unknowingly Have PrediabetesTens of millions of Americans unknowingly have prediabetes, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
E. Coli Outbreak Traced To I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut ButterHealth officials have traced the source of an E. coli outbreak in four states to a company based in Glenview.