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What's your favorite swine flu PSA?

6 years ago | Alex Parker

About that swine flu epidemic...

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Nursing homes on "high alert" for swine flu

Nursing homes are reducing activities and screening guests at the door in order to curb the possiblity of swine flu, which has yet to make its way to those facilities. Still, the possibility scares administrators.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

IDPH director: Combat experience helped in battling swine flu

For the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, responding to the swine flu threat mirrored his experiences as a colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Swine flu case identified at county jail

A Cook County inmate was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, contributing to the numbers that give Illinois the country's highest rate of the virus.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Key villain in Chicago swine flu outbreak: Winter?

Northern areas are shown to have lower levels of vitamin D, an immune system booster. Some experts say that makes Chicagoans more vulnerable to swine flu and similar illnesses.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Students happy to be back in the classroom at Kilmer

Confirmed cases of swine flu in Chicago and the state continue to rise, as Chicago Public Schools officials declare Kilmer Elementary open. It was closed last week after a 12-year-old student came down with swine flu symptoms.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Authorities: 34 confirmed swine flu cases in Chicago

Swine flu numbers in Chicago continue to rise, and a team from the federal Centers for Disease Control has arrived here to study the virus. Despite rising numbers, officials are optimistic that the disease is waning.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

City swine flu numbers on the rise

Illinois is home to 90 probable cases of swine flu, including 29 in Chicago, state public health officials say.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Chicago swine flu count rises to 16

City officials continue to be cautious, hammering a message of calm and prevention, urging people to wash their hands, cover their coughs and sneezes and teach those habits to others.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

BREAKING: 16 Chicago swine flu cases identified

The Illinois Department of Public Health identifies 11 more probable cases of swine flu in Chicago, and raises the statewide number to 41.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

State will more than double its stockpile of antiviral drugs

With swine flu cases on the rise, Illinois health officials expect to have more than 600,000 regimens of antiviral drugs on hand by week's end, for hospitals and health clinics statewide.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Chicago's swine flu response is "right on," experts say, but still could be improved.

The city's message of prevention and preparedness is the right one, experts say. But more needs to be done to reach key audiences, like college students, as Illinois battles a swine flu outbreak.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker