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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 blue jay on August 7, 2013 in Delavan.

“Illinois has confirmed West Nile Virus in both mosquitoes and birds, which means it’s only a matter of time before West Nile Virus will spread to people,” said Sara Sparkman, Communications Manager at Tazewell County Health Department.  “Remember to protect yourself by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of any standing water around your home.”  

West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of a...
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IAPHA Receives In-Person Counselor grant award

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The Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators (IAPHA) is one of 44 organizations around the state of Illinois selected to participate in the outreach and enrollment effort for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Through IAPHA’s award, 82 local health departments will be working in 93 counties to conduct outreach, provide education and facilitate enrollment in health insurance plans through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.  IAPHA prepared this application with...
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Mobile Ready Illinois Website

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 IEMA Launches Mobile Ready Illinois Website Puts Emergency Preparedness Information at Your Fingertips

SPRINGFIELD – Emergency preparedness information is now even easier to find with a new mobile version of the Ready Illinois website launched recently by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).  The mobile site (m.ready.illinois.gov) enables mobile device users to access information about emergency preparedness and recovery, weather and man-made hazards and...
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Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

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Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding
Bats and Wild Animals

Eight bats test positive for rabies so far this year

SPRINGFIELD - Bats are starting to become more active, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing.  Bats are the primary carrier of rabies in Illinois.  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has already had eight bats test positive for rabies this year.

"Never try to approach or catch a bat, or any wild animal, you find outside...
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Swimming Season

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Swimming Season – How to Avoid Water Illnesses

 

Think Healthy!  Be Healthy!  Swim Healthy!

 

SPRINGFIELD – As pools and beaches begin to open for the Memorial Day weekend, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, state public health director, is reminding people how to avoid getting sick while swimming.   May 20-26, 2013 is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week.  This year’s theme is “How We Swimmers Contaminate Pools” and...
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