Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511. AFTER HOURS: If you are a physician, lab or other healthcare professional reporting a communicable disease, cluster of illnesses or other public health emergency, please call 309-303-1375. In case of fire in a food establishment, please call 309-303-1381.

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TAZEWELL COUNTY RABIES CASE

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TAZEWELL COUNTY RABIES CASE

11/9/2018

Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) officials have recently received a report that a woman was bitten by a bat. The bat tested positive for rabies. The woman is being treated for rabies exposure.

Bats are still active this time of year, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies increases. TCHD would like to remind residents to avoid bat exposure, and vaccinating pets is crucial to preventing rabies transmission. Additionally, bats flying outside at night pose little risk to humans.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health, the number of bats submitted for rabies testing across the state has ranged from 1,300 to 1,700 each year over the past five years, the number testing...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:43 Read more...

TCHD BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PROGRAM AWARD

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TCHD BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PROGRAM AWARD



11/2018
TCHD staff working on the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program were honored by the Susan G Komen Memorial Affiliate at the "Pink Promise - All That Glitters" Survivor Fashion Show and Luncheon.

The IBCCP staff were celebrated as an outstanding partner, committed to the mission of ending breast cancer forever.  Linda Maricle, Executive Director, presented staff with the Linda B. Washkuhn Education & Leadership...
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:11 Read more...

It’s Flu Shot Time

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It’s Flu Shot Time
Nasal spray a recommended option for 2018-2019 flu season
SPRINGFIELD 9/24/18 – As soon as the influenza (flu) vaccine is available in your community, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends everyone six months and older be vaccinated. The nasal spray flu vaccine is now a recommended option for influenza vaccination. During the past two flu seasons, the nasal spray was not recommended due to concern about its effectiveness.

“It takes about two...
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WEST NILE VIRUS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

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WEST NILE VIRUS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

September 4, 2018
The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Tazewell County for 2018. TCHD staff collected mosquitoes testing positive in late August in East Peoria.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex pipiens mosquito, commonly called a house mosquito, that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common symptoms include fever, nausea...
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IDPH Investigation Continues As Foodborne Illnesses Increase

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July 20, 2018      Melaney Arnold – 217-558-0500

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IDPH Investigation Continues As Foodborne Illnesses Increase

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to work with local, state, and federal public health officials to investigate an increase in the number of Cyclospora...
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