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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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Mysterious Stomach Bug Hits Illinois

The mysterious stomach bug that has come up in a dozen states has spread to Illinois, but has yet to make it to Missouri.

07/26/2013

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West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in Metro East

The Madison County Health Department says West Nile positive mosquitoes have been found in Bethalto, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Meadowbrook.

07/25/2013

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Mosquitoes are Here, West Nile is Coming

Mosquitoes are out in full force in the St. Louis area, but experts don’t anticipate West Nile to come around until late July.

06/19/2013

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As Winter Ends, Deadly Flu Season Does As Well

Over 667 Illinoisans were taken to the ICU due to influenza this flu season and more than 100 died.

03/20/2013

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