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Each year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This important awareness day remains a time to reflect on our worldwide response to HIV/AIDS while honoring the lives of those lost to AIDS-related illnesses.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center celebrates its partnership with Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes (Milk Bank WGL).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lake County Health Department joins 496 healthcare providers nationwide earning the designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center urges residents to take precautions against ticks, which can carry several diseases, including Lyme disease.
With COVID-19 positivity rates continuing to decline and the majority of eligible Illinoisans vaccinated, today Governor Pritzker released an updated executive order lifting the mask requirement in most indoor settings.
The Health Department is excited to announce that the State of Illinois has awarded a grant of more than $1.9 million to fund a Mobile Response Program, increasing access to immediate support for those experiencing mental health or substance use crises.
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The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recommends that all residents test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter season, when indoor radon levels are highest.
A new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today confirms that the Test to Stay (TTS) strategy can help keep kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in the classroom.