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Cases Of HIV Continue To Drop In Illinois

Oct 31, 2016

A new report shows there were a little more than 1,500 cases of HIV in the state last year, which is a two percent drop from 2014. However, Illinois ranks eleventh in the nation for rates of other STD’s like Chlamydia and Syphilis. Governor Bruce Rauner enacted a law to provide insurance coverage for HIV prevention and treatment medicines. Now, the state’s public health department is launching a website to make prevention drugs more accessible for people at risk of getting the virus. Eduardo...

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the following type “AA” and “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act. These violations were recorded during the second quarter of 2016. An “AA” violation is cited when there is a condition or occurrence at the facility that proximately caused a resident’s death. An “A” violation pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm will result, or has resulted. The Quarterly...

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Illinois health officials are urging anyone with cantaloupes to inspect them following an outbreak of 17 cases identified in the state in 11 counties. Eight of the people are hospitalized. Tainted cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana is the suspected source of the outbreak that has so far affected more than 140 people from 20 states. Symptoms of the illness include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Cases go back as far as July 7.

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Officials urge standard flu precautions A child who attended the Coles County Fair in Charleston last week has been diagnosed with the first case of the H3N2v influenza virus, a variant form of influenza A, in the state. This child has not been hospitalized. Illinois joins Indiana, Ohio and Hawaii as states which have confirmed this variation of swine flu within its borders. The H3N2v virus is relatively new, but the Illinois Department of Public Health , the Illinois Department of...