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JOLIET – Will County’s 128 public swimming facilities and 12 bathing beaches traditionally open for business during the Memorial Day weekend, and the Will County Health Department is working to ensure each venue is ready.
JOLIET – There are dozens of important health awareness events celebrated annually, and one of the oldest yearly milestones is National Mental Health Awareness Month.
JOLIET – A new Will County Health Department branch office facility designed to serve the public health needs of seven Eastern Will County townships opened for business May 11.
JOLIET – May marks the beginning of the West Nile Virus (WNV) season across Illinois. ounty residents can help to minimize the potential for WNV by reporting dead birds to the Will County Health Department. Will County’s WNV Information Line is now available for individuals wishing to report dead birds that can help identify the potential for human infections. The 24-hour service is accessible at 815-740-7631.
The West Nile Virus Information Line, 815-740-7631 enables area residents to access the latest information concerning WNV, report the location of dead birds, and talk to a Health Department representative about the disease during regular weekly business hours.
JOLIET -- Foodborne botulism illnesses are rare in the U.S., but a recent outbreak in central Ohio illustrates what can happen when contaminated food is served.
Joliet – No human or domestic animal exposures were identified, but a live bat trapped in Frankfort is Will County’s first case of wildlife rabies for 2015.