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Influenza

Local IU Health facilities lift visitor restrictions

LA PORTE | Due to the low number of positive influenza cases throughout the local area and state, Indiana University Health has lifted previous visitor restrictions.

March 06, 2014 4:21 pm
CDC reports flu no longer widespread in Illinois

CDC reports flu no longer widespread in Illinois

The worst may be over for the flu season that hit earlier than expected this season. Influenza levels in Illinois are no longer "widespread," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent data.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
Flu-related deaths reach 40 in Indiana

Flu-related deaths reach 40 in Indiana

Forty people in Indiana have died from flu-related illness this season, state health officials reported Wednesday.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am
Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

Flu epidemic kills 27, hospitalizes 369 in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health is not expecting a decrease any time soon with more reported cases from previous weeks coming in, but the flu vaccine is still available and may help those with current health problems avoid the virus.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Flu fears restrict hospital visits

Flu fears restrict hospital visits

Four local hospitals are limiting visitor access to patients in a move to prevent the spread of the flu, an illness that continues to sicken the nation.

January 15, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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How to tell a cold from the flu

How to tell a cold from the flu

The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am

Flu to blame for 10 Indiana deaths

The flu is being blamed for 10 deaths in Indiana so far this season, according to data released Wednesday by the Indiana State Department of Health. 

January 09, 2013 8:45 pm
CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am
What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

As flu season approaches, germs are spreading faster than holiday cheer. Traveling through a highly populated place, such as an airport, raises the risk of contracting the seasonal flu.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am

State health officials warning 'stomach flu' is not influenza

INDIANAPOLIS | State health officials reminded Hoosiers Monday that the "stomach flu" is not influenza, hoping to avoid confusion during the winter flu season.

December 07, 2010 12:00 am
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