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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Health Department Investigates Food-Borne Illness Outbreak

The Lake County Health Department is working with local, state, and federal public health officials to investigate an increase in cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora infection) affecting residents of multiple counties and states.

"Since May, the Healt...

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Health Department News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

West Nile virus on the rise in Lake County

As of July 27, 18 positive mosquito pools (or batches) and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Lake County, tracking ahead of the seasonal average in Lake County. The population of nuisance mosquito species has also been higher than aver...

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Health Department News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Health Department Promotes Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7 and the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is celebrating with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) theme “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.” Illinois Governo...

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Health Department News
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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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Pet Vaccination and Microchip Clinics Offered

Animal Care and Control will hold four low-cost pet vaccination and microchip clinics on select Saturdays this spring:

All clinics are from 9 a.m. to noon and are open to ALL Lake County residents.

  • Pets are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All anim...
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Health Department News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Join us for Rx for Health: Walking in Nature!

The simple act of walking, especially in nature, can improve your overall health, both physically and mentally. The Lake County Forest Preserves, the Lake County Health Department and NorthShore University Health System have teamed up to bring “...

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