Illinois Department of Public Health
The mysterious stomach bug that has come up in a dozen states has spread to Illinois, but has yet to make it to Missouri.
The Madison County Health Department says West Nile positive mosquitoes have been found in Bethalto, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Meadowbrook.
Mosquitoes are out in full force in the St. Louis area, but experts don’t anticipate West Nile to come around until late July.
Over 667 Illinoisans were taken to the ICU due to influenza this flu season and more than 100 died.
The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.
“Violence actually peaked around the late eighties (or) early nineties,” said Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Almost 150 people have been admitted to intensive care units with the flu this season and six have died, according to state officials.
The law being put into effect for the 2012-13 school year requires students to get the Tdap vaccine, a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
One bat test positive for rabies, and two people are undergoing post-exposure treatment after coming into contact with that rabid bat.
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