Tazewell County Health Dept.

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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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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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4th of July and Summer Safety Tips

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Fourth of July and Summer Safety Health Tips

 

CHICAGO – As we head into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck reminds us of the following health tips to help avoid injury and illness during the summer.

 

“We want everyone to stay safe while celebrating the holiday and throughout the summer.  I encourage all Illinois residents to use and share these tips for a more enjoyable summer,” advised Dr...
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Smoking Cessation Class

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Tazewell County Health Department is offering a smoking cessation program at St. Peters Lutheran Church in East Peoria. Click here for more information.

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