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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Healthcare Job Fair on November 7

Please join Lake County’s Workforce Ecosystem and the Lake County Health Department for a Healthcare Job Fair. Plan to attend this opportunity to meet with healthcare employers and training professional throughout Lake County!

Wednesday, November...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

West Nile Virus in Lake County

This year, there have been 8 confirmed human West Nile Virus cases in Lake County. 

Nuisance mosquito populations were particularly high during the last two weeks of September due to heavy rains earlier in the month and above-average temperatures....

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women. Women ages 55 and older and those with a family history of breast cancer are at a higher risk for developing bre...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training November 15

The Lake County Health Department will host a full-day Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop on November 15.

Youth Mental Health First Aid provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to identify and support adolescents (12-18 yrs. old) that are at ...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Bats Test Positive for Rabies in Lake County

Two bats recently submitted for rabies testing by Lake County Animal Care and Control have tested positive for rabies:

  • The first bat was collected in Libertyville on August 23.
  • The second bat was collected in Gurnee on September 21.

A very small percentage o...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Protect Yourself and Fight Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80,000 Americans died of influenza and its complications last flu season — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu ...

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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

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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