Flu hits Kane County
The flu continues to spread across central and southern Kane County, but area hospitals report they can keep up with the number of cases.
“Our emergency room has seen overall volumes up 30 percent in the past few weeks,” said Dr. Mark Daniels, vice president of medical affairs for Delnor Hospital in Geneva. “The staff has estimated that about 10 percent of everybody they are seeing have flulike symptoms. But most of the people who are presented to the emergency room don’t need to be hospitalized. People who are showing up at the hospital have other health problems.”
Those numbers are consistent with what the Kane County Health Department is seeing. The department is reporting about 8.94 percent of hospital emergency room visits between Dec. 23 to 29 were for influenzalike illnesses. The department will release the latest numbers today.
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