Illinois hospitals seeing spike in kids with respiratory illnesses: report
CHICAGO - Illinois hospitals are seeing a spike in kids with respiratory illnesses.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that while it's not unusual for hospitals to see a surge of kids who are sick during the winter, cases increasing in August and September is unusual.
It's a challenge for hospitals that are already short on staff.
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Most children who catch the illness don't get very sick and can recover at home.
Kids with asthma are at a higher risk.
Doctors are urging kids to get vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19.