Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511. AFTER HOURS: If you are a physician, lab or other healthcare professional reporting a communicable disease, cluster of illnesses or other public health emergency, please call 309-303-1375. In case of fire in a food establishment, please call 309-303-1381.

Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-4 pm on Weds. 2nd and 4th Mondays 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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IDPH Investigating Increase In Foodborne Illnesses

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IDPH Investigating Increase In Foodborne Illnesses

Cyclosporiasis cases reported across Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. Cases have been reported in counties across Illinois with people becoming ill starting in mid-May. The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads produced for McDonald’s restaurants. Approximately one-fourth of Illinois cases reported eating salads from McDonald’s in the days before they became ill. The Iowa Department of Health has noted a similar increase in cases.  

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Residents to Identify Priority Health Needs in Tri-County

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Residents to Identify Priority Health Needs in Tri-County

 

The Partnership for a Healthy Community (Healthy HOI), representing hospitals, clinics, public health, higher education, and social service agencies, is conducting a community health needs assessment in each of the communities it serves. Residents in the tri-county area can participate in an online survey or a paper survey to help identify the most important health issues impacting individuals and families.

 

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Follow-Up Samples from the Illinois River Show No Microcystins

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Follow-Up Samples from the Illinois River Show No Microcystins
Residents should continue to use caution when recreating and be aware of blue-green algae

SPRINGFIELD – Follow-up samples collected in the Illinois River last week showed no evidence of the algal toxin, microcystin, including samples collected near Hennepin and Marseilles. Previous samples collected at these locations detected microcystins above the 4 parts per billion (ppb) draft health advisory established by U.S. EPA. It is...
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Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cereal

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Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cereal One case identified in Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting one case of Salmonella that matches a multi-state outbreak strain.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 73 cases of Salmonella Mbandaka from 31 states.  The CDC investigation indicates Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks® cereal is the likely source...
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2nd ANNUAL BUMPS TO BABIES EVENT

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2nd ANNUAL BUMPS TO BABIES EVENT 

Calling all new and expectant parents! Come to the Fondulac District Library, 400 Richland Street, East Peoria on Saturday, June 16th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for a few hours of learning, prizes, and fun!  

Did you know that disposable diapers can cost up to $100 per month per child? And without diapers, a baby may not be allowed to attend daycare/early childhood education programs, which leads to parents being unable to work.

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