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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Prevent Flu and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center urges residents to take action now to prevent the spread of influenza, also known as the flu. The flu is a highly contagious virus that can have serious complications. As the holidays approach,...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Fourth Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fourth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. A total of 179 people in Illinois, ranging ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 11, 2019

E-Cigarettes and the Smoke-Free Illinois Act Survey

The Health Department is asking residents to participate in the E-Cigarettes and the Smoke-Free Illinois Act Survey regarding e-cigarettes (or vapes) and their use in public places. The survey includes questions about perception of harm, flavored e-cigare...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

World AIDS Day Event on December 1

The Health Department is planning a World AIDS Day event on Sunday, December 1 from noon-2:00 p.m. at the Family Piano Company, 118 S. Genesee Street, Waukegan. The theme of the event is “Rock the Ribbon – Communities Make the Difference.” The event is fr...

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Health Department News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Avoid Bats to Protect Yourself from Rabies

So far in 2019, the Health Department has submitted 39 bats to the Illinois Department of Public Health for testing, of which three tested positive for rabies (two in Antioch, one in Highland Park). Bats are commonly encountered during the fall because of...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Severe Respiratory Illness Vaping Investigation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), public health and clinical partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ethylene Oxide in Lake County, Illinois

A second round of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) began the week of October 21, 2019 near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan. In partnership with the Lake County Health Department and Illinois Environm...

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