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.
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.
New Flu Drug Approved By The FDAXofluza is expected to be made available in the next few weeks.
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.
Unvaccinated Child From Florida Becomes First Death Of The Flu SeasonA child in Florida has become the first person to die of the flu this season, according to state health officials. State epidemiologists say the child had not been vaccinated and was otherwise healthy before getting sick with the flu.
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.
5-Year-Old Dies From Flu-Related IllnessAs of April 14, eight children have died this flu season in Illinois. Nationwide the total number of pediatric deaths has reached 156.
CDC Says Flu Season Not Over YetCaused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death.
Flu Season Spikes Orange Juice SalesOrange juice sales jumped in January with nearly 39 million gallons sold.
There's Still Time To Get A Flu ShotThe vaccine could either protect you from the flu or at least help reduce the severity of your symptoms.
Flu Cases Surging In Cook County In The Past Few WeeksCook County health officials said their hospitals and clinics saw 46 confirmed cases of flu from Oct. 21 through Dec. 24. In the two weeks that followed, there were 103 cases.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Widespread Flu Infections Claim 7 Lives In IllinoisUp to 122 people have been admitted to the intensive care units at Illinois hospitals for treatment of the flu. Seven of those people died.
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.