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Outbreak Of Stomach Virus Hits Several Schools

Updated: 11/09/10 9:42 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) — Health officials are warning the public about an outbreak of a highly contagious intestinal illness in several suburban schools. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports...

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Pathologist: Source Of E. Coli Outbreak Will Be Hard To Find

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — The deadliest e. coli outbreak in modern history, centered in Germany, has now killed 23 people and sickened more than 2,200 – including four in the United States. As WBBM...

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Whooping Cough Cases In McHenry County Spreading

WOODSTOCK (CBS) — An outbreak of whooping cough in McHenry County’s school system has now spread to the general public, according to the health department. A total of 79 cases have been reported in 12...

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Spike In Whooping Cough Cases Continues In McHenry County

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (CBS) — This week has brought more reports of whooping cough in McHenry County, and the numbers have reached the three-figure range. As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, the...

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Norovirus Outbreak Subsiding At Algonquin School

CHICAGO (CBS) — An outbreak of norovirus, which raced through a suburban school last week, appears to be subsiding. As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, last Thursday, 129 children were out...

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2 Deaths Linked To Legionnaires’ Outbreak At Downtown Hotel

CHICAGO (CBS) –Two guests who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the downtown JW Marriott are dead, and the outbreak is worse than first reported, city health officials said Monday. There are five...

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1st Illinois Case Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

CHICAGO (AP) — An ill Chicago resident is the first person in Illinois to be linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the case Saturday. Melaney...

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Apparent Norovirus Outbreak Hits Stateville

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — The mystery behind bars at Stateville Correctional Center is solved. Health officials believe they know what led to a widespread sickness inside the prison, which holds more than...

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Illinois Now Reporting 5 Cases Of Rare Stomach Bug

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois reported one new case of a rare stomach illness Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to five. Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to...

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Outbreak Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Linked To Lutheran General Hospital

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (STMW) — The largest outbreak of a very specific and very dangerous bacteria in the U.S. has been linked to procedures performed at a north suburban hospital last year. The Centers for...

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization claim they are hard at work to keep a major outbreak known as MERS from reaching the general population. MERS, or Middle East Respiratory...

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Parent Group Pushes Legislation Making It Harder To Avoid Vaccinating Kids

(CBS) – A measles outbreak has some people fighting to make it harder for parents to say no to vaccinating their children. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez explains. As parents of a newly vaccinated, 1-year-old...

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Chicago Announces 7th Case In Meningitis Outbreak

CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials have identified another case in a serious outbreak of meningitis affecting gay and bisexual men in the Chicago area. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner...

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Lake County Offering Free Mumps Vaccines For U Of I Students

CHICAGO (CBS) — Health officials in the suburbs have begun offering free mumps vaccines to students heading back to campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Last week, the DuPage...

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Water System Blamed In Illinois Legionnaires’ Outbreak

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A federal report obtained by The Associated Press shows that the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home this summer and sickened...

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14 Sickened After Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Morgan Park Restaurant

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday a salmonella outbreak linked to a Morgan Park barbecue restaurant on Chicago’s Far South Side. The Chicago Department of Public...

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Public Health Officials Looking Into Legionnaires’ Outbreak

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — Health officials in northern Illinois are investigating several cases of Legionnaires’ disease that occurred between June 7 and July 1. McHenry County Department of Health...

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