The number of swine flu cases reported in Illinois has risen to 41 as of Thursday, April 30, 2009 according to the Chicago Sun-Times. 11 of those cases are being reported in the Chicago Area. 109 cases of swine flu have been confirmed nationwide.
Chicago area schools are closing in the face of what may be a pandemic outbreak of the virus. State and local officials anticipate the number of confirmed cases in Chicago, Illinois to rise in the days and weeks ahead.
If you or a loved one has symptoms which may be swine flu please call your local doctor or hospital before you go to the office or emergency room.