Illinois is considered to be experiencing one of the greatest flu outbreaks in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Flu season has peaked early at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where physicians have not treated so many seriously ill flu patients since the Swine Flu epidemic in 2009. Illinois is considered to be experiencing one of the greatest flu outbreaks in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health. At Good Samaritan, this has resulted in more patients visiting the emergency room and being admitted for treatment, according to hospital officials. “There’s a lot of flu out there,” said Dr. David Beezhold, an infectious disease specialist on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital. “But there’s no need to panic. If you’re otherwise healthy, you’re likely to have a …
The number of flu cases reported in the Chicago area is higher now than it was at this point in 2011. Here's where to get an influenza vaccine in Lisle, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- Cari Barcas
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Chicago than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Lisle-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Illinois, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Lisle that offer the vaccine: Find more locations here. According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states—Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee—are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease…