IDPH reports first mosquitoes to test positive For West Nile Virus

No human cases reported so far this year information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018. North Shore Mosquito Abatement District staff collected the positive … Read more

Air Pollution Action Day Alert issued for Saturday, May 26

Conditions likely to continue through Memorial Day weekend information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency CHICAGO, Ill. (May 25, 2018) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for the Chicago Metropolitan area for Saturday, May 26. Today’s alert includes the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, … Read more

Updated Illinois sport fish consumption advisory

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do not suggest that Illinois fish are becoming more … Read more

Pendants may cause radiation exposure

IEMA informs consumers information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 15, 2018) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is informing consumers that some homeopathic pendants using negative ion technology contain trace amounts of naturally occurring radioactive materials. While the pendants do not pose an immediate health and safety concern, continuous … Read more

Ticks and mosquitos: avoiding the diseases they spread

Lyme disease, spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and West Nile virus are carried by ticks and mosquitos information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 10, 2018) – As the weather warms up, ticks and mosquitoes become more active. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding people about simple precautions they … Read more