Press Release

May 4, 2009


Nine confirmed H1N1 Flu cases in Illinois

Illinois Flu Hotline 866-848-2094 for English – 866-241-2183 for Spanish

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reporting nine confirmed cases of H1N1 flu (swine flu) in Illinois and 90 probable cases.

“We continue to see cases of H1N1 flu here in Illinois, but most have been mild. However, we should not become complacent. People need to continue to take precautions to stay healthy by following the three C’s – Clean – properly wash your hands frequently, Cover – cover your cough and sneeze, Contain – contain your germs by staying home if you are sick,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold.

For a breakdown of counties, and the city of Chicago, as well as additional information, log onto for more information. There is also a hotline number for Illinois residents for easy access to information about the H1N1 flu (swine flu). The hotline (866-848-2094 for English, 866-241-2138 for Spanish) will operate daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for as long as needed. Hotline operators will be equipped to answer basic, non-medical questions related to the outbreak and will be able to refer callers to additional information sources.

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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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