OCTOBER IS SAFE SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH IN ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD - October 1, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Human Services and Memorial Medical Center have joined forces to kick off Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Illinois.
IDPH REASSURES ILLINOISANS AFTER FIRST EBOLA CASE CONFIRMED IN THE U.S.
SPRINGFIELD - September 30, 2014.
This afternoon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States in a patient in a Texas hospital.
FIRST WEST NILE VIRUS DEATHS REPORTED IN ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD - September 18, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the first West Nile virus related deaths in Illinois for 2014. Two residents in northern Illinois who became ill with West Nile virus in late-August and early September have died.
IDPH WATCHING FOR OUTBREAKS OF CIRCULATING VIRUS
SPRINGFIELD - September 8, 2014.
Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially children. (Frequently Asked Questions)
MEDICAL CANNABIS INTEREST HIGHER THAN EXPECTED
SPRINGFIELD - September 5, 2014.
Since Tuesday, September 2, more than 2,000 people began the application process to register for a medical cannabis identification card through the Illinois Department of Public Health.
MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENT AND CAREGIVER APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2
CHICAGO - September 2, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is accepting applications for qualifying patients and caregivers who wish to apply for a medical cannabis registration identification card.
FIRST HUMAN WNV POSITIVE CASE IN ILLINOIS FOR 2014
SPRINGFIELD - August 18, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2014.
AVOIDING ILLNESS DUE TO TICKS, BATS, AND WILD ANIMALS
CHICAGO - August 6, 2014.
As the weather remains warm and people continue to spend more time outdoors, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck reminds residents of the importance to take precautions against illness caused by tick and animal bites.