Monday Morning H1N1 Update


Probable cases of swine flu in Illinois have continued their slow spread out of their original beachhead in the Chicago area.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said the state had a total of 96 probable cases and three confirmed cases as of Sunday.

DeKalb County reported its first probable case Sunday in a Northern Illinois University student. Probable cases have also been reported in Winnebago and Sangamon counties.

The Kinnikinnick School District in the Roscoe area decided Sunday to close its four schools for at least seven days after a probable case of the virus was reported. It was the first district in Winnebago County to close schools.

In Boone County, the Belvidere School District announced Friday it was closing its 12 schools after a probable case was reported.

Story source: AP