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First Human Case of West Nile Reported in St. Clair County

This 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.


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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.


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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.


In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Illinois Launches Ebola Hotline

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


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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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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Illinois Tweaks Medical Marijuana Law

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


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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.



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