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Five Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Reported at Senior Living Center on Milwaukee Ave in Vernon Hills

There are now five reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Brookdale Senior Living in Vernon Hills (WGN News). The Lake County Health Department received reports late Monday February 3, 2020 of three cases of Legionnaires’ […]

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Walmart in Johnsburg, Warren Barr Nursing Home in Chicago Identified by IDPH As Possible Sources of Legionnaires’ Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has identified two separate clusters of Legionnaires’ disease cases — one involving residents in McHenry and Lake Counties, and another involving residents at Warren Barr South Loop nursing […]

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Arlington Heights Fire Department Medic Named IDPH EMS Instructor of the Year for Developing Specific Video Laryngoscopy Technique and Trial Program

Arlington Heights Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Hansen Named Illinois Department of Public Health’s EMS Instructor of the Year for Developing Specific Video Laryngoscopy Technique and Trial Program for Endotracheal Intubation (ET) Arlington Heights Fire Department firefighter/paramedic Andrew […]

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Illinois Department of Public Health Recently Tested an Individual for Ebola — Had Fever and History of Travel to Liberia

On Saturday November 29, 2014 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced negative Ebola test results for a person who reported having a fever with a history of having travelled […]

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Arrives in US for First Time in Midwest

First case of deadly MERS virus hits in U.S.; infected American patient is quarantined. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday announced the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) […]

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IDPH Food Warning: Buffalo Fish Purchased at Fresh Farms in Niles Suspected in 2 “Haff Disease” Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning people who purchased buffalo fish from Fresh Farms International Market in Niles in Cook County after January 30, 2014, not to eat the fish. Health officials […]