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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: October 22, 2019

Protect Yourself and Fight Flu

The CDC estimates that up to 647,000 people were hospitalized and 61,200 died of influenza and its complications last flu season. The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu and serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months ...

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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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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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