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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

File photo of a needle being filled with a vaccine. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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Illinois Could Repeal AIDS Notification Requirement For Schools

The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.

03/18/2013

NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 14: Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. According to reports, there are more than 20 dead, most children, after a gunman opened fire in at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter was also killed. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Proactivity Praised In Illinois School Safety Summit

“Violence actually peaked around the late eighties (or) early nineties,” said Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

01/23/2013

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Six Dead From The Flu In Illinois This Season

Almost 150 people have been admitted to intensive care units with the flu this season and six have died, according to state officials.

01/11/2013

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Law Requires New Vaccine for Illinois Students

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.

08/13/2012

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First Rabid Bat Found This Year in Illinois

One bat test positive for rabies, and two people are undergoing post-exposure treatment after coming into contact with that rabid bat.

04/03/2012

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Belleville Nursing Home Cited After Resident’s Death

Illinois Department of Public Health takes action against Midwest Rehab and Respiratory Care

02/11/2012

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Most Hospital Complaints Not Investigated in Ill.

Illinois Department of Public Health records show 85% went un-noticed in 2010.

11/06/2011

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Shot Levels Falling at Some Ill. Schools

Chicago Tribune takes a look at state immunization records.

06/19/2011

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