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Chicago Flu Update

July 21, 2016

Currently, the risk of influenza infection is low. Influenza viruses are detected throughout the year at low levels and can cause disease. Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza infection and all Chicagoans aged six months and older are encouraged to get vaccinated, annually. This will be the last Chicago Flu Update issued […]

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Zika Disease

July 21, 2016

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes aegyti mosquitoes.  Aedes aegyti mosquitoes are not endemic to Illinois. Zika virus infection should be considered in patients with acute onset of fever, maculopapular rash, arthralgia or conjunctivitis, who traveled to areas with ongoing transmission in the two weeks prior to illness onset.  The illness is usually mild with symptoms […]

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