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ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

August 11, 2014
The Tazewell County Health Department has received a report of a confirmed case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in a Tazewell County resident.  The patient is recovering at home.  No hospital stay was necessary.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. This organism is a cause of potentially fatal human illness in North and South America, and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected tick species. In the United States, these include the American dog tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, and brown dog tick. The ticks, sometimes no bigger than a pin head, become active...
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First West Nile Virus Positive in Tazewell County for 2014

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First West Nile Virus Positive

in Tazewell County for 2014

The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the first West Nile virus mosquito batch reported for 2014.  TCHD employees collected a positive mosquito batch on August 5, 2014 in Pekin.

“This is the portion of the summer when West Nile virus will be at its peak,” said Melissa Goetze, Environmental Health Supervisor.  “Protect yourself by wearing insect repellent and taking other...
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Free Dental Screenings at the Illinois State Fair

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Free Dental Screenings at the Illinois State Fair

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with dentists, dental hygienists and oral health advocates throughout the state to provide free dental screenings on weekdays at the Illinois State Fair, beginning Friday, August 8.

 

“August is a good time to schedule dental exams for children before the school year begins,” said IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.  “Healthy teeth are an...
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Avoiding Illness Due to Ticks, Bats and Wild Animals

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Avoiding Illness Due to Ticks, Bats and Wild Animals

 

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tularemia, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, rabies

 

CHICAGO – As the weather remains warm and people continue to spend more time outdoors, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck reminds residents of the importance to take precautions against illness caused by tick and animal bites. 

 

Ticks can carry diseases like Rocky Mountain...
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Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure Community Grant

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Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure Community Grant

 

Tazewell County Health Department is partnering with Unity Point Methodist to bring the  

Mammography Van to rural communities of Tazewell...
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