Flu hits McHenry Co. hard

February 15, 2011 1:59:17 PM PST
Flu cases have spiked in McHenry County in the last few weeks.

The percent of rapid influenza tests that are positive at McHenry County healthcare sites is about 8. 5 percent greater than this time last year, according to the McHenry County Department of Health.

In order to get protected from the sudden onset of fevers, headaches and chills that come with the flu, health officials are encouraging to get a preventative flu vaccine.