Mt. Vernon Register-News

January 8, 2014

Flu activity on the rise in Illinois

Experts urge public to be vaccinated


Register-News

MT. VERNON — — State officials say flu activity is increasing in Illinois and the best way to protect yourself against the virus is to receive the vaccine.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports there have been 122 flu-related intensive care unit hospitalizations and six flu-related ICU deahts in Illinois so far this season. These numbers are expected to rise.

Read more about state and local flu activity Thursday on this site or in the print edition of the Register-News.