1. Lake County Health Department Announces First Probable Case of Monkeypox

    The Lake County Health Department is investigating a single case of a probable monkeypox infection in a resident of Lake County. Initial testing was completed on June 27, 2022 at an Illinois Department of Public Health Laboratory. Additional Info...
  2. Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

    A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 23, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois has tested positive for West Nile virus. This mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile virus presence in Lake County in 2022. Additional Info...
  3. Lake County Health Department Reports Increase in Opioid Overdose Events

    Over the weekend of June 4, 2022, an increase in opioid-related overdoses occurred among Lake County residents. The increase has been reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additional Info...
  4. Health Department Urges Lake County Residents to Swim Safely

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Whether swimming at your local pool or enjoying family time on your favorite beach, it is important to protect yourself from illness, prevent the spread of germs, and practice safe swimming. Additional Info...
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Eat well. Be active. Stay healthy.

The WIC Program provides nutrition education, health care referrals, breastfeeding support and an EBT card to purchase nutritious supplemental foods at no cost to eligible Lake County residents. In doing so, WIC prevents more serious medical problems caused by poor nutrition. Learn more.