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Two Illinois Residents Test Positive for Zika Virus

Press Release: Two Illinois Residents Test Positive for Zika Virus

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is alerting the public

Thursday, January 21, 2016/Author: Website Administrator 6/Number of views (6863)/ Article rating: 5.0
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is alerting the public of the potential of contracting Zika virus while traveling abroad.  Two pregnant Illinois residents who recently traveled to countries where Zika virus is found have tested positive for the virus.  Physicians are monitoring their health and pregnancies.  "There is virtually no risk to Illinois residents since you cannot contract Zika virus from another person, but only through the bite of an infected mosquito," said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  more...
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Promotes Prevention

Press Release: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Promotes Prevention

Early Detection is Key to Successful Treatment

Wednesday, January 6, 2016/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (7586)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, the Will County Health Department and Community Health Center urges area women to take action during January – Cervical Health Awareness Month.

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Tobacco Free Parks A Reality In Wilmington

Press Release: Tobacco Free Parks A Reality In Wilmington

Ordinance Championed By Reality Illinois Teens Earns City Council Approval

Friday, December 18, 2015/Author: Family Health Services Staff/Number of views (7177)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – The Wilmington City Council adopted an ordinance making most city parks tobacco free December 15, thanks largely to a group of committed teens from Wilmington High School.

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Susan Olenek Named New Health Department Executive Director

Press Release: Susan Olenek Named New Health Department Executive Director

Veteran Agency Employee Begins New Role February 1, 2016

Tuesday, December 8, 2015/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (7453)/ Article rating: 5.0

JOLIET -- The Will County Board of Health has appointed Susan Olenek to replace John Cicero as Will County Health Department Executive Director, effective February 1, 2016.

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Press Release: Will County Reports Sizable Tuberculosis Increase

International Travel Fueling TB Concerns in County, Worldwide

Thursday, November 19, 2015/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (5930)/ Article rating: No rating
JOLIET – Active tuberculosis (TB) is on the rise in Will County and Sunny Hill TB Clinic Medical Director Dan Garganera M.D. suspects more local cases could be on the horizon. more...

Press Release: Health Department Reports Multiple West Nile Virus

Positive Mosquito Samples

Friday, August 14, 2015/Author: Website Administrator 6/Number of views (7396)/ Article rating: No rating

 Joliet - Mosquito samples collected from a Will County Health Department monitoring site in Crete tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) late Thursday, August 13.

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Health Department Urges Awareness: Lightning Safety Prevention

Press Release: Health Department Urges Awareness: Lightning Safety Prevention

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Monday, June 22, 2015/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (6093)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – Lightning strikes U.S. soil more than 25 million times annually, and the Will County Health Department wants area residents to be aware of the potential danger.

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Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Press Release: Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Health Department Working To Prevent Similar Incidents

Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Environmental Health Staff/Number of views (8357)/ Article rating: No rating

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.

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Press Release: Would You Like To Help Your Community?

Medical Reserve Corps Seeking Volunteers

Thursday, April 23, 2015/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (8307)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department is looking for a few good men, and a few good women too.

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Will County Animal Control Urges Protection Against Dog Flu

Press Release: Will County Animal Control Urges Protection Against Dog Flu

Cases Growing Across Chicagoland and Four-State Region

Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (5217)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – There are no confirmed cases of canine infectious respiratory disease in Will County, but a continuing Chicagoland outbreak has Will County Animal Control on the alert for dog flu.

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