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Central Illinois Reports its First Human West Nile Virus Positive Case for 2013

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Central Illinois Reports its First Human West Nile Virus Positive Case for 2013

 

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in central Illinois for 2013.  The Tazewell County Health Department reported a man in his 50’s became ill earlier this month.

 

“We are seeing high temperatures and dry weather, which are the perfect conditions for creating mosquito breeding grounds,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.  “The mosquitoes that typically carry West Nile virus breed in stagnant water – water left sitting in storm drains or in containers around the outside of your...
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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...
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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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