Flu hitting Illinois a little harder this year

Flu hitting Illinois a little harder this year

Influenza is hitting Illinois a little harder this flu season.

There is currently widespread flu activity in Illinois with more cases being reported now than at the same time last year says state Chief Medical Officer Doctor Jennifer Layden.

Layden says many emergency rooms and doctor’s offices report being swamped with flu patients.

She notes the most common strain going around often carries more severe symptoms.