Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were much lower in Chicago than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Wilmette-Kenilworth-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Chicago, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in the area that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): Flu Shots are available at the following locations in Deerfield: Walgreens: 780 Waukegan Road Jewel Osco: 16 South Waukegan Road According to …
The CDC announced that West Nile Virus cases are up 40 percent this week from last. This is the worst year for West Nile Virus since it started tracking in 1999. Check out how your area is faring in our interactive map of diagnosed cases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that West Nile Virus cases are up 40 percent from last week. Last week, the CDC reported that reported cases of West Nile Virus are at an all-time high. While Illinois does not rank among the top five states in terms of cases, there have been 21 reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Illinois as of Aug. 21. Those cases have been clustered in the Chicago area, with 13 human cases in Cook County and one in Lake County. In the map above, Patch charted both cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in both humans and mosquitoes, according to our reporting. You can read the coverage from the western part of the area here. For coverage closer to the lake, click here. The CDC lists …