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Disease Prevention News

July 20th, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus reported in Illinois for 2017.   A Will County resident in his 60s became ill at the end of June. “This is ...continue

June 22nd, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) wants people to beware of rabid animals, including bats, as they become more active this time of year. To date, more than a dozen rabid bats have been reported in Illinois this ye ...continue

May 30th, 2017

SPRINGFIELD –The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2017.  Madison County Health Department staff collected mosquitoes testing positive on M ...continue

May 11th, 2017

Screening tests are an important part of staying healthy. They can catch health conditions and diseases early so they can be treated, in many cases before they become life threatening or irreversible. According to the U.S. Department of Health ...continue

April 24th, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – Several mumps outbreaks around the state over the past couple years and a measles outbreak in 2015 in northern Illinois that affected mainly children too young to be fully immunized, are stark reminders of the importance of imm ...continue

January 23rd, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – Influenza activity is increasing nationwide and in Illinois. Many counties throughout the state are seeing more influenza-like-illnesses (100ºF or higher fever plus cough and/or sore throat), an increase in flu-related int ...continue

January 23rd, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Seoul virus in individuals who had direct exposure to rats in two different Illinois ratteries. Ratteries are facilities where rats are bred. A rattery i ...continue

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