West Nile Virus Still Prevalent in Illinois, MissouriZika may have gotten more headlines lately, but in the bi-state area another mosquito-borne virus is still the bigger threat.
Hearing to Discuss Preparations for Zika in IllinoisThe Illinois Senate Public Health Committee will hold a hearing about Zika on Tuesday in Chicago.
Decatur Woman Can Petition to Become Nurse Under New LawThe new measure allows anyone convicted of a forcible felony to petition for a health care worker license.
Third New Case of Legionnaires' Disease at Quincy Veterans' HomeState officials have confirmed a third new case of Legionnaires' disease in a Quincy veterans' home since an outbreak there last year killed 12 people and sickened 54.
Confirmed Legionnaires' Disease Cases at Vets Home Now at 23The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease cases at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy reached 23, an Adams County Health Department official announced.
First Human Case of West Nile Reported in St. Clair CountyThis week the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported an adolescent female, living in St. Clair County, is the first to contact West Nile virus in Illinois.
Mumps Outbreak Centered at University of IllinoisMore than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Disease List for Illinois Medical Marijuana Could GrowDozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois' new pilot program, but the list doesn't include post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis or migraines conditions some other states allow.
Illinois Launches Ebola HotlineCall 1-800-889-3931 with any questions about the virus or the state's response.
Two Northern Illinois Residents Dead from West Nile VirusThe Illinois Department of Public Health reports one died in late August, and the other died early this month.
First Bird Confirmed to Have West Nile Virus in 2014The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that a bird and mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Officials: MERS Did Not Spread to Illinois ManHealth officials are backtracking on an earlier report that a mysterious Middle East virus had apparently spread to an Illinois man from a traveler he'd met in a business meeting.