Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Flu Activity in Illinois Increasing

Monday - Jan 10, 2011

From the IDPH,

Not too late to get a flu shot

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting flu activity has increased to the "regional level", meaning many regions in Illinois are reporting recent laboratory confirmed influenza. The most recent surveillance data shows an increase in influenza activity in Illinois, but the flu is not yet widespread.

"Although each influenza season is unpredictable, we typically see the peak in January and February," said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold. "It is not too late to get a flu shot. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, and those around you, from getting influenza and potentially becoming sick for a week or longer."

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