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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Coronavirus

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CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed CoVid-2019) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundred...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Hospitals Restrict Visitors Due to Increased Flu Activity

12-23-19 Area hospitals request public to limit visits

Local Health Departments request visitor restrictions as a precautionary measure to protect patients, visitors, and staff from spreading the flu and other upper respiratory illnesses.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Seasonal Flu Update

Week 5 flu report

Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the influenza virus. Compared with most viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often causes a more severe illness. Typic...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

The Illinois Department of Public Health Releases Tips for Staying Healthy during Flu Season

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Every year the flu sickens millions of Americans, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands. Catching the flu can be as easy as standing in line next to someone who has flu symptoms. Fortunately, protecting yourself against the flu i...

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