IL flu season sees higher numbers than usual

More than 100 influenza outbreaks have been reported across Illinois this season. Current influenza levels are higher than they have been in years past with 334 flu-related ICU admissions and 135 outbreaks in 2017 compared to only 40 ICU admissions and 11 outbreaks in 2016. State officials recommended last month that hospitals limit visitors and take precautions to prevent the spread of the flu.

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