Board of Health Members

Board of Health Members

Here are the members of the Will County Health Department's Board of Health

Led by President James E. Zelko and Vice President Billie Terrell, Ph.D., here is the list of members of the Board of Directors along with their profiles.

Arthritis in America - Digital Press Kit

Arthritis in America - Digital Press Kit

Arthritis limits daily activities of 24 million adults in the United States, making it hard for them to hold a cup, lift a grocery bag, or walk to their car. And, the percentage of adults limited by arthritis continues to get worse and has increased by about 20 percent since 2002.

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Why is the Number of US Adults Struggling with Arthritis Continuing to Climb? - Media Advisory

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs, more than 54 million US adults have arthritis – 24 million of whom are limited in performing daily activities.
Nation sees a slight gain in colorectal cancer screening in 2015 compared with 2000 - Press Release

Nation sees a slight gain in colorectal cancer screening in 2015 compared with 2000 - Press Release

More adults are getting recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer, but not for breast or cervical cancers, according to data released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

CDC, FDA, and states investigating multistate E. coli outbreak - Media Statement

CDC, FDA, and several states are investigating an outbreak of 12 illnesses of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 reported from several states.

CDC study estimates 20-fold increase in certain types of birth defects in pregnancies with possible Zika infection compared with pre-Zika years - Media Statement

The proportion of Zika-affected pregnancies with birth defects is approximately 20-fold higher compared with the proportion of pregnancies seen in 2013-2014, which is before Zika was introduced into the Americas, according to an article published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

‘500 Cities’ website: Users can explore neighborhood health data - Press Release

Users of a new, interactive web application can view and explore city-and neighborhood-level health data for America’s 500 largest cities.

CDC review finds acceptable air quality supplied by air hoses in laboratories - Media Statement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has completed its examination of the quality of the air that comes through breathing hoses used by laboratory scientists working in its Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs.

CDC hosts vector control experts to discuss strategies to combat Aedes aegypti - Media Advisory

CDC, in collaboration with the CDC Foundation, will convene a two-day meeting February 27-28, 2017, to exchange facts and information about options and methods for monitoring and controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and to reduce the burden of illness in people from Zika and other diseases transmitted by this mosquito.

CDC reviewing air quality associated with air hoses in some laboratories - Media Statement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a review of air quality associated with the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in its Biosafety Level-4 labs. There is no known exposure to hazardous pathogens or contaminated air within the labs, and the air used in these hoses has already been filtered for pathogens using HEPA filters.
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