As flu cases climb, Springfield hospitals are again implementing visitor restrictions.
DE has reported its second flu death of the young season.
This means four designated visitors throughout the entire hospital stay, not simply four at a time.
If you believe you are coming down with the flu, the CDC recommends you follow these simple steps. Limiting visitors to hospital birthing centers and pediatric units reduces the potential for exposure for this vulnerable population.
Along with other surveillance components, influenza-like illness is tracked as part of the CDC's ILINet program with the help of volunteer sentinel providers comprised of private providers, occupational health providers, student health clinics and emergency departments.
Contact Linn County reporter Alex Paul at 541-812-6114. "And the people who have had flu shots, their symptoms are much, much, much less".
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Data provided by the Cook County Dept. of Public Health shows, in the North and Northwest suburbs, a spike in those presenting flu symptoms at area hospitals in weeks 49 and 50 of 2017. The fifth patient was an 81-year-old resident of Irving.
Cases were also reported in lesser numbers in Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Glenview, Northbrook, Prospect Heights and western Rolling Meadows.
The California Department of Public Health said that as of December 16, the date of its most recent report, it counted 10 deaths in its under-65 population.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of states reporting high levels of doctor visits due to flu-like symptoms more than doubled in the last week, from 10 to 21.
Vernon said the best defenses for fighting the flu are washing hands and receiving a flu shot.
-If you do get the flu, or just don't feel well, stay home to avoid making others sick. "It's not too late to get vaccinated".