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Health professionals are shining a light on antibiotic resistance—an issue so prevalent, some are comparing it to the opioid epidemic.

At least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria every year, and of those roughly 23,000 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Scott Micek of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy says most of those deaths happen in the hospital.

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Health officials across the country report flu cases are starting to match numbers seen from the H1N1 outbreak nearly a decade ago.

A Call For Immunizations

Feb 12, 2018
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With more cases of vaccine-preventable disease in Illinois, doctors say shots should not be skipped.

Dr. Kemia Sarraf's support for vaccinations became much fiercer when her son, Joseph, was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago. Joseph, 15, is considered to be immunocompromised because of his chemotherapy treatments.

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A northern Illinois hospital administrator says recognizing Ebola symptoms is a challenge.

The Centers for Disease Control confirms a nurse who treated a Liberian man in Dallas now has Ebola. The CDC says the nurse appears to have followed treatment protocols…so it’s trying to figure out how she was exposed.

Dr. Kevin Most is Vice President of Medical Affairs at Central DuPage Hospital.

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