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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Ethylene Oxide Emissions in Lake County, Illinois

On November 2, 2018, the Lake County Health Department learned of concerns surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from Medline Industries in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee. 

The Health Department immediately initiated communicati...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Flu Activity Continues to Increase in the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu surveillance, influenza activity continues to increase in the U.S.  Influenza A (H1N1), H3N2 and Influenza B continue to co-circulate.

In Lake County, there remains only one con...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Health Department Advises Increased Hepatitis A Awareness

The Lake County Health Department is informing the public that there has been a recent increase in reported cases of hepatitis A virus throughout the State of Illinois and in Lake County. Since January 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

State-wide Tobacco 21 Bill Reintroduced

On Tuesday, February 5 Health Department Executive Director and IPHA Legislative Chair, Mark Pfister represented three public health associations at a press conference and provided testimony to the Senate Public Health committee to reintroduce the &ls...

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Posted on: February 2, 2019

Ending the HIV Epidemic in Illinois

On February 1, 2019, Governor Pritzker committed to ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois by signing Executive Order 2019-08. The order will:

  • Invest in prevention programs and services, including increased funding for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP),...
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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Lake County Residents Surveyed on Tobacco Control Initiatives

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The Lake County Health Department's Prevention Services surveyed 1,306 youth and adult residents of Lake County on their opinions of topics on tobacco control. Analysis of the data has shown that individuals in our communities are concerned about the heal...

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