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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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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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Opthamologist: Abuse of Contact Lenses Can Lead to Infection

A student in Taiwan who kept a pair of disposable contact lenses in her eyes for six months was left blinded after a microscopic bug ate away at her sight.

07/18/2014

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Spike in Mumps Cases Reported Across Illinois

There have been 52 cases of the viral infection reported in Morgan and Sangamon counties so far this year.

04/18/2014

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Local Researchers Testing Hepatitis B Treatment for Children

More than 350 million people are chronically infected with the virus that causes severe liver damage and many kinds of health problems including liver cancer and death.

07/25/2013

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Washington University Study Combats Deadly Infection Rate

Washington University finds an easy way to reduce the amount of deadly infections for intensive-care patients.

05/30/2013

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Injured Brewery Worker, Wife Speak Out About Hospital Infections

Retired brewery worker Jim Klotz says he lost a lot when the infection he believes came from a hospital IV ravaged his body, leaving him dependent on others.

04/29/2013

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Illinois Hospital Report Card Posted Online

Updated information available on web site.

12/17/2011

Tree limbs are piled up near Saint John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. (UPI/Rick Meyer)

Death Toll in Joplin Tornado Rises to 151

Several deaths are linked to a rare fungal infection.

06/10/2011

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