Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

H1N1 Flu Activity is on the Rise in the Community

Thursday - Jan 09, 2014

Champaign, IL - Influenza activity is on the rise in this community. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is encouraging everyone to protect themselves and their families by getting a flu shot now. "H1N1 has been reported in Champaign County," said Julie A. Pryde, Administrator of Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. "There have been H1N1-flu hospitalizations as well."

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting widespread influenza activity in Illinois with 122 flu-related intensive care unit hospitalizations and six flu-related intensive care unit deaths. IDPH expects to see an increase in the number of hospitalizations and deaths.

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