There’s an increase in cases of the H1-N1 flu strain that hit hard a few years ago. Loyola hospital has seen 20 cases of the potentially deadly strain, in the last week alone.
Around the country, there have been hundreds of cases. Experts say this year’s flu vaccine does protect against H1-N1. None of the patients who died had received a flu shot.
Doctors say the symptoms come on quickly and severely. They include fever, headache, sore throat and body aches. Healthy people usually recover after two to five days.