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Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing for First Responders and Health Professional Gets Help from National Guard, MABAS Assets

351 Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing for First Responders, Dunning Neighborhood in Chicago’s northwest side. First responders and health professionals arriving to get Coronavirus COVID-19 test on Thursday, March 26, 2020 faced a long line along Forest […]

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Lake County Health Department Updates Guidance to Minimize Community Spread of Coronavirus in Lake County, Illinois

263 The Lake County Health Department is reporting six new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lake County, including new evidence of community transmission not related to travel or close contact with a person […]

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

55 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 […]

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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

90 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 […]

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Lake Villa, Illinois Death Confirmed To Have Elizabethkingia Infection, Wisconsin Outbreak Connection

29 The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday an Illinois resident died after contracting an infection from the bacterium Elizabethkingia anophelis The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting that tests from an […]

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Measles Case Confirmed in Arlington Heights, Palatine, Illinois Dept of Public Health Warns of Exposure Sites

45 Three sites of measles exposure have been identified in Arlington Heights and Palatine. A confirmed suburban case of measles occurred in a person who was infected with the disease in mid-January.  SITE 1 …  […]

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

31 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 […]