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.
The only thing that is spreading faster than the flu these days seems to be this question: Did you get a flu shot this season?
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | New policies in place at the Porter County Health Department will require some parents to pay for vaccines for their children.
What if your healthy, playful child, grandchild, niece or nephew suddenly died of a serious disease like pertussis (or whooping cough)? What if the death could have been prevented if those around him or her had been vaccinated? What would you do and how would you feel?
VALPARAISO | Nurses of the Porter County Health Department will be at Valparaiso High School on Friday morning to administer free immunizations.
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