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Mumps Outbreak Centered at University of Illinois

More than two-thirds of the state’s 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

21 hours ago

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Disease List for Illinois Medical Marijuana Could Grow

Dozens 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.

01/06/2015

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Illinois Launches Ebola Hotline

Call 1-800-889-3931 with any questions about the virus or the state’s response.

10/17/2014

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Two Northern Illinois Residents Dead from West Nile Virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports one died in late August, and the other died early this month.

09/18/2014

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First Bird Confirmed to Have West Nile Virus in 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that a bird and mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.

06/05/2014

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Officials: MERS Did Not Spread to Illinois Man

Health 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.

05/28/2014

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82 Cases of Mumps Reported in Illinois So Far

The Illinois Department of Public Health says this year’s total is already the highest since 2008 when 91 cases were reported.

05/06/2014

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Illinois Tweaks Medical Marijuana Law

One big change is lowering the price for a medical marijuana card.

04/22/2014

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100 Salmonella Cases Due to Mexican-Style Cheese

The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a warning Thursday. Officials say the cases are across 13 counties and have been reported by local health departments since 2012.

03/28/2014

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World AIDS Day: Grants Available

Illinois Department of Public Health has nearly $4 million to allocate

12/01/2013

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