Influenza Type B, Usually Seen Late In Season, Is Making Early AppearanceThe flu season in Chicago is starting with a twist.
Flu Season Arrives Later Than Usual, Hitting Children The HardestThe Centers of Disease Control reported 13 children have died nationwide, including one in Illinois.
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.
When Is The Right Time To Get Your Flu Shot?Summer is winding down and school is back in session, which means flu season is right around the corner. And as health officials remind us every year, the best protection against the virus is to get a flu shot.
Holy Angels Catholic School Closes Over Flu OutbreakAnother Aurora school is canceling classes because of the spread of the flu.
Pharmacies Experiencing Flu Vaccine, Tamiflu ShortageOne pediatrician's office on Chicago's North Side has not had any flu vaccine for three weeks.
Heath Department: It's Not Too Late To Get A Flu ShotThe Chicago Department of Public Health says not to be deterred because of reports that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective.
Fierce Flu Estimated To Cost Employers Billions In Lost ProductivityThis year's aggressive flu season is taking a toll on employers across the country.
Flu Vaccine May Only Be 10% Effective, Experts SayOn average, past flu vaccines have been about 42 percent effective, though that number can range.
Illinois Sees Increase In Flu, Hospitals Place Temporary Visitor RestrictionsThe Illinois Department of Public Heath recommends hospitals to place temporary visitor-restriction polices that restrict children under 18 from visiting acute-care hospitals due to bad flu season.
Flu Season Ramping Up, Doctors WarnChristmas carols and jingling bells aren't the only sounds filling the air this time of year. Symphonies of sneezes and choirs of coughs mean the holiday season has brought cold and flu season along with it.
Cold Snap Making Annual Lull In Blood Donations WorseThe combination of an extended cold snap, the recent holidays, and the ongoing flu season have led to a 30 percent drop in blood donations for LifeSource, prompting hospitals to keep a close eye on their supplies.
Amid Flu Epidemic, Doctors Warn Parents To Protect Kids Going Back To SchoolJust two weeks ago, right before winter break, area hospitals saw a rise in pediatric patients with the flu.
Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And WisconsinThe CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness -- including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin -- up from 13 states a week earlier.
Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, StudentsRush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today - and reminding other people to get vaccinated.