Archive for March 8th, 2016

    Hospitals in the Chicago Area Seeing an Uptick in Influenza Cases

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    According to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago-area hospitals have been seeing an uptick in the number of flu cases this year — and it likely hasn?t peaked yet.

    Although many people see influenza as an annoying but routine part of the winter, for many high-risk groups this common contagion can be life-threatening, and even deadly. Very young children, older people, and individuals with compromised immune systems are all high risk groups. Common symptoms can include but aren?t limited to vomiting, fever, and fatigue.

    Finding a Hospital During Influenza Season

    In past years, Chicago?s flu season has always peaked in January. This year, though, experts are predicting that it won?t be until March that the final hump of patients visiting the hospital finally filter through. Alt

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