How Ebola is Spread

How Ebola is Spread

There is no evidence that Ebola is spread by coughing or sneezing. Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola; the virus is not transmitted through the air (like measles virus).

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.

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline Can Help People Quit Using All Forms of Tobacco

JOLIET – Smokeless tobacco is a known cause of oral cancer, and it is associated with recession of the gums, gum disease and tooth decay. The Will County Health Department proudly refers Will County residents to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and encourages area residents to use this free service if they are ready to create a plan to quit using tobacco.
Public Health Funding Benefits Everyone

Public Health Funding Benefits Everyone

Celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW)

Public health professionals at the more than 3,000 US public health agencies monitor the quality of our drinking water, the food we eat and the air we breathe. There are few investments capable of matching the far-reaching and life-changing results we can achieve through the maintenance of effective public health initiatives.
Study Ranks Will Among State's Healthiest Counties

Study Ranks Will Among State's Healthiest Counties

Will County Healthiest for the Third Consecutive Year

An ongoing grant-funded study released early Tuesday, April 3, ranks Will County among Illinois’ healthiest counties for the third consecutive year. The study, called Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH), uses data sets collected from numerous sources to rank the health of each Illinois County.  The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute authored the MATCH project with the help of funding provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

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