H1N1 Flu Cases: 21,000+ College Campuses Nationwide, 700+ at University of Illinois (UIUC)


FOX NEWS video report FOX NEWS TRACKING H1N1 Carina Sonn reporting from Champaign, Illinois.

University flu cases offer an idea of flu cases affecting college students in Illinois.

30 to 40 new cases reported at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign each day.

700 plus flu cases reported at the University of Illinois this week according to FOXNEWS. About 250 cases were reported two weeks ago, according to KSDK-St. Louis.

Outbreaks usually follow a twelve week wave. According to Dr. Robert D. Palinkas, M.D., director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, the university is in its fourth week.

By winter break, one in three students at the University of Illinois are expected to be infected by the H1N1 flu virus — originally known as the swine flu.

From University of Illinois ‘A MINUTE WITH …

Unusually, the virus continued infections throughout this past summer.

Usually the flu season peaks in February, but experts aren’t sure when the flu season will peak, but they believe the fall season will be especially difficult.

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McKinley Health Center — mckinley.illinois.edu