Hospital visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms are urged to stay home; disposable face masks and hand sanitizer available for emergency room patients.
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Saturday, January 12
Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park is implementing temporary restrictions on visitors to the hospital and is urging visitors to stay home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. The restrictions come about as the nation fights its way through the worst flu season in over a decade. Little Company of Mary continues to experience an influx of patients having the flu and flu-like symptoms. Last week, the hospital’s emergency room was put on bypass. Until further notice, the following visitor restrictions are in effect: While the temporary changes to the hospital’s visitor policies may inconvenience some, Jane Sullivan, the chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services said it was in everyone’s best …
Flu cases in Illinois are on the rise and they're reaching "intense" levels compared to this time last year. 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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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Evergreen Park than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Evergreen Park-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Illinois, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Evergreen Park that offer the vaccine: More locations According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the …