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Flu virus slowing down in Chicago

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair says the city's flu outbreak is slowing down.

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Flu Affects Local Blood Donation

Updated: 01/16/2013 - The flu is keeping many of us home from work or school, and it's also preventing a lot of people from donating blood.

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Suggestions for Fighting the Flu

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Most area hospitals are requiring visitors be at least 18 years old in an effort to battle the Stateline’s flu epidemic. From washing your hands, to covering your cough we've told you several ways to prevent yourself from getting the flu.

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Flu Virus Spreads in Winnebago County

Updated: 01/15/2013 - The national flu outbreak is taking its toll on the Stateline. More than 2,000 people have reported the virus in Winnebago County and that number only includes those who have gone to the doctor.

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Red Cross Urges Public to Get Flu Vaccine

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now.

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Monroe Clinic Tightens Hospital Visitation

Posted: 01/11/2013 - In an effort to protect patients, staff and the community from the flu virus, Monroe Clinic has implemented visitor restrictions for all hospital patients. Visitors are limited to immediate family members only — children, grandparents, parents, siblings, spouse/significant other. No one with flu-like symptoms will be permitted to visit.

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Senior Citizens at Risk with Widespread Flu Outbreak

Posted: 01/11/2013 - With Illinois experiencing one of the largest flu outbreaks in the nation, AARP is reminding residents to check in frequently on older family members, friends and neighbors who are particularly susceptible to viruses, and help them get a flu shot if they haven’t already been vaccinated this season.

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