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Mumps Booster Shot Recommended for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students

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Mumps Booster Shot Recommended for

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students

 

Illinois Department of Public Health, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and University address mumps outbreak

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), and McKinley Health Center are recommending students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign receive a booster shot of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine as soon as possible, even if they have already received one or two previous MMR vaccinations.

“We continue to see new mumps infections in students at the University and are working to stop the spread,” said IDPH Director Nirav D...
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COMMUNITY HEALTH-NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

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COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

What is important to you? How do you view our community’s health?

 

Please participate in a study for community health needs. Your opinions are important. You will help us understand the health needs in our community, and identify future activities. 

 

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  All individual responses are confidential.

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WEST NILE VIRUS POSITIVE BIRD COLLECTED IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

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WEST NILE VIRUS POSITIVE BIRD

COLLECTED IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus positive bird for Tazewell County.  The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) collected the West Nile Virus positive crow on July 20, 2015 in Morton.

 

“Tazewell County has confirmed West Nile virus in both mosquitoes and birds, which means West Nile virus could spread to people,” said Sara Sparkman, Communications Manager at...
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First West Nile Virus Positive in Tazewell County for 2015

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First West Nile Virus Positive

in Tazewell County for 2015

The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the first West Nile virus mosquito batch reported for 2015.  TCHD employees collected a positive mosquito batch on July 13, 2015 in Mackinaw.

“West Nile virus will be more common during the next few months,” said Melissa Goetze, Environmental Health Supervisor.  “Protect yourself by wearing insect repellent with DEET, if outdoors during peak mosquito hours...
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FLOOD CLEAN-UP GUIDELINES

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FLOOD CLEAN-UP GUIDELINES

 

"Food, water, and just about anything flood and sewer water touches may be contaminated," said Sara Sparkman, TCHD Communications Manager.  "Most importantly, stay out of flood waters!  People do not know what is in the flood waters.”

 

To avoid illness, it is important for people to make sure their water is safe to drink and to clean all items touched by flood waters properly.  Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria...
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