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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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Winter spread of COVID-19, RSV and flu hit Evanston and surrounding communities

January 22, 2023

COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus and the flu are heavily impacting Evanston medical systems this winter.  COVID-19 hospitalizations at the NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Evanston Hospital...

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The Daily Explains: Navigating COVID-19, monkeypox and the flu this season

October 4, 2022

Wintertime may look bleak in Chicago, but your health and wellness don’t have to be. The public health landscape can often seem daunting, but The Daily is here to break down the three prevalent viruses...

Students with symptoms of the flu may visit University Health Services to get tested and treated.

Influenza hits Northwestern community, students express concerns

February 2, 2020

Northwestern has seemingly been hit particularly hard with a wave of influenza this year. Many students have expressed concerns about prevention while living in dorms and going to class with those who...

Gates: Flu reveals over-involvement epidemic

Gates: Flu reveals over-involvement epidemic

February 8, 2015

This year’s flu strain brought more than just droves of Northwestern students swarming to NU Health Service, coughing in the back of lecture halls or, if they dared, sleeping through class in their dorm...

A man gets a vaccination to prevent contracting influenza. There have been 44 ICU admissions and 6 influenza related deaths in Cook County.

Influenza increases across state, mild at Northwestern

January 26, 2014

With an increase in hospitalizations from influenza-like illnesses and six flu-related deaths, health directors from Cook County and Evanston are encouraging residents to get their flu vaccinations. The...

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