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Community Health Center Receives More Federal Grant Dollars

Additional Funding in Place to Help Will County Reach More Patients

JOLIET – New federal grant dollars awarded by an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the Will County Community Health Center to expand available services and add behavioral health to its scope of practice.

Health Department Still Reporting WNV-Positive

Still Potential for Human WNV Activity

JOLIET – Colder weather means fewer mosquitoes to test, but the Will County Health Department has collected West Nile Virus-positive mosquitoes from two locations that had not previously yielded positive results in 2014.

NEWS RELEASE: Illinois Department of Public Health Watching for Possible Outbreaks of Circulating Virus

NEWS RELEASE: Illinois Department of Public Health Watching for Possible Outbreaks of Circulating Virus

Cases of an uncommon enterovirus found in the Midwest

SPRINGFIELD - "The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is closely monitoring the increase in respiratory illness found in some hospitals," said IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.

Elwood Bats Test Positive for Rabies

Will County Rabies Totals Near All-Time High

JOLIET – Bats collected from separate locations in Elwood became Will County’s latest wildlife rabies cases late Monday, September 8.

Enterovirus D68

New and Emerging

 Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections are thought to occur less commonly than infections with other enteroviruses. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Compared with other enteroviruses, EV-D68 has been rarely reported in the United States for the last 40 years.

Health Department, Lung Association to Provide Free Workshop for State Colleges, Universities

Workshop to Support Implementation of Smoke Free Campus Act

JOLIET – On August 17, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act. Illinois Public Act 098-0985 bans smoking (indoor and out), at all Illinois public university and college campuses beginning July 1, 2015.

Rabid New Lenox Bat Leaves Calling Card in Closet

Rabid New Lenox Bat Leaves Calling Card in Closet

Is Captured in the Hall

JOLIET - For the second time in less than a week, a Will County bat found under odd circumstances has tested positive for rabies.

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501 Ella Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
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Joliet, IL 60433
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University Park, IL 60484
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