Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511.In case of an AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY, contact the health department emergency phone at 309-303-1375 or Environmental Health at 309-303-1381.
In order to receive vaccinations through TCHD, you must bring your insurance information and current vaccination records. As always, please check with your particular provider/plan for network status of TCHD and if your plan covers vaccinations. For insurance plans, click on Immunization Clinics under Clinical on our main menu. We accept cash and check only at this time. Debit/credit card payment are coming soon. If you have questions about vaccines, please call extension 290. Thank you!
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First U.S. Ebola Diagnosis

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September 30,2014
This afternoon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States in a patient in a Texas hospital.  Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck has this statement:

“While not easily transmittable, Ebola is a very serious virus.  At this time, Ebola does not pose a great health risk to the people of Illinois.  The Illinois Department of Public Health continues to work with...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:38 Read more...

Enterovirus Found in Midwest

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http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_whatsnew_001

Illinois Department of Public Health Watching for Possible Outbreaks of Circulating Virus

 

Cases of an uncommon enterovirus found in the Midwest

 

SPRINGFIELD – Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially children.  Testing of some cases by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:26 Read more...

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...
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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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