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  • Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days

    Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days
    Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...
  • Flu is hitting Maryland earlier and harder

    Flu is hitting Maryland earlier and harder
    The flu season is off to an earlier and stronger start, sending 2,300 people to the hospital with influenza-like symptoms in Maryland, accounting for about 4.9 percent of all emergency department visits, according to state data collected from some...
  • Flu, other bugs hit Lehigh Valley hard

    Flu, other bugs hit Lehigh Valley hard
    The flu's rampage through the Lehigh Valley has entered its fourth week with little sign of abating any time soon. "We're probably going to see a fair amount of flu for the next few weeks," warned Dr. Jeffrey Jahre, St. Luke's University Health Network'...
  • Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

    Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective
    This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday. The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn'...
  • Flu cases in Chicago area climb, keep hospitals busy

    Flu cases in Chicago area climb, keep hospitals busy
    They are heading to hospitals in droves, coughing and sneezing, feverish and suffering. "I don't remember seeing emergency departments stressed like this before because of the flu," said Dr. Douglas Propp, medical director and chairman of the...
  • Worst of flu season likely over for Chicago, suburbs

    Worst of flu season likely over for Chicago, suburbs
    After battering the city and suburbs for weeks, the worst of the flu season appears to be over in the Chicago area, with health departments reporting steady declines in cases, outbreaks and hospital visits tied to the flu. Data show flu cases in Chicago...
  • Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math

    Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math
    If you think this year’s flu shot is worthless, think again: People who got vaccinated this fall or winter have been 23% less likely than their unvaccinated peers to come down with a flu-like illness bad enough to send them to the doctor,...
  • Temporada de influenza puede ser severa

    Temporada de influenza puede ser severa
    ATLANTA - Datos preliminares sobre la temporada de gripe o influenza mantienen en alerta a las autoridades sanitarias, que indican que podría ser "severa", y por eso instan al público a vacunarse. "Es demasiado pronto para decir de forma segura que va a...
  • 'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia

    'Widespread' flu continues in Virginia
    While flu season rages on in Virginia — marking more than three weeks at "widespread," the highest level accorded by the state Department of Health — health-care professionals in Hampton Roads haven't changed their advice. They continue to...
  • The flu and you: Tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network expert

    The flu and you: Tips from Lehigh Valley Health Network expert
    It is not "just" the flu. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, up to 20 percent of Pennsylvanians come down with the flu every year and 120 to 2,000 die of complications. "We don't take the flu lightly," says Terry Burger, manager of...
  • Addie Doyle, Roadrunners battle through the flu

    Addie Doyle, Roadrunners battle through the flu
    Nazareth coach Kim Connell doesn’t want to make excuses, but the past week has been far from normal for her girls basketball team. The school was shut down for two days earlier this week due to a flu outbreak and, like many of the students at the...