Illinois Department of Public Health

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States.   The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the United States was in 1918.   Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 21, people in Illinois will be able to see the...
With mosquito season underway, Southern Seven Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, are sharing tips on the best ways to avoid being bitten.   Different types of mosquitoes can carry different types of diseases, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, but steps you can...
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, is reporting the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2017.   Madison County Health Department staff collected mosquitoes testing positive on May 22-23 in Godfrey. Monitoring for West Nile virus in...
The Illinois Department of Human Services, IDHS, has been awarded a federal grant for over $16 million to fight the state’s opioid crisis.  The grant is funded through the 21st Century Cures Act which includes an estimated $1 billion to states over the next two years to combat the nation’s opioid...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, announced on Oct. 7 type “AA” and “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act recorded during the third quarter of 2016.   An “AA” violation is cited when there is a condition or occurrence at the facility that proximately caused a resident’s death...

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