Flu is a serious contagious disease.
Each year in the United States, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die from seasonal flu complications.
This flu season could be worse. There is a new and very different flu virus spreading worldwide among people called novel or new H1N1 flu. This virus may cause more illness or more severe illness than usual.
In addition, you can call the CDC hotline at (800) 232-4636 or the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at (866) 848-2094 (English) or (866) 241-2138 (Espanol).
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