swine flu

Widespread in Illinois
11:19 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Welcome to the Flu Season

The H1N1 virus

Flu activity in Illinois is considered widespread, meaning it's appeared in more than half of the state.  

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State Fair Visitors Should Take Precautions
11:07 am
Fri August 10, 2012

New Strain of Swine Flu in US

As people gear up for state fairs, dozens across the US have fallen ill with a new strain of the swine flu. That includes a boy in Illinois who contracted the disease after having contact with a pig at a fair in Coles County.

Doctor LaMar Hasbrouck, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said the new version of the flu causes symptoms similar to that of the regular seasonal flu.

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