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Bitter Cold Temperatures and Snow Expected Tonight and Coming Days; Residents Advised to Take Precautions

By at January 23, 2014 | 11:15 am | 1 Comments

Bitter Cold Temperatures and Snow Expected Tonight and Coming Days; Residents Advised to Take Precautions

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials are advising residents to take precautions against the extremely cold temperatures today and in the coming days. “The temperatures we are experiencing are dangerous and can lead to serious health issues such as frostbite, hypothermia, and heart problems if residents are not prepared,” said CCDPH chief more...

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Influenza Activity Increasing in Suburban Cook County

By at January 8, 2014 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Influenza Activity Increasing in Suburban Cook County

Currently, suburban Cook County is experiencing an increase in influenza like illness with 44 confirmed  influenza ICU admissions and 6 influenza related deaths. Cook County Department of Public Health’s Chief  Operating Officer, Dr. Terry Mason is encouraging everyone six months of age and older to get a flu shot. “Of the 44 ICU admissions the ages range from more...

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Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

By at September 9, 2013 | 2:30 pm | 0 Comment

Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

Cook County Department of Public Health officials remind residents that bats are active this time of year, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing. Five bats have tested positive for rabies so far this year in suburban Cook County. Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. A person may contract rabies through more...

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Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit diseases including ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and Lyme disease through their more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

By at April 11, 2013 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

This week, Cook County Department of Public Health officials launched a new campaign aimed at suburban Cook County (SCC) residents who smoke. The campaign, “Nothing to Kid About,” features ads depicting young children who are exposed to secondhand smoke through their daily activities and their desire to “quit smoking.” The campaign is a multipronged approach more...

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Protect yourself and your family during West Nile Virus season

By at May 23, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 9 Comments

Protect yourself and your family during West Nile Virus season

The first mosquito pools positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in suburban Cook County were reported yesterday by state public health officials. Although the first pools were located in the communities of Lemont and Norridge, officials warn residents throughout suburban Cook County to take precautions.       “West Nile Virus is not isolated to one more...

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