Tips To Avoid Tick-borne Illness
SPRINGFIELD – As the weather warms up, more ticks are starting to appear. “Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis,” said Director Shah. “A bite from a tick can cause anywhere from mild to severe illness, and even death in some cases, so it is important to protect yourself against bites.” Read more…
Important Alert For All Water Users
On Friday August 5, 2016 Illinois American Water will be temporarily changing the type of disinfectant used in the water as we always do at this time of year.
SUMMER SWIMMING SEASON STARTS
Health and Safe Swimming Week
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Day weekend is when many pools and beaches open for the summer. This week is Health and Safe Swimming Week, which is a good time to remind people about what they can do to stay safe and healthy while swimming.
East St. Louis corner stores offer more fruits, vegetables.
Congratulations, Bhagya and Laquitsha! I just ran across this phenomenal article and video highlighting the work of the Make Health Happen coalition in East St. Louis. This is well-deserved recognition for all of the hard work you’ve done with corner stores and food pantries in your local community.
Two Illinois Residents Test Positive For Zika Virus
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is alerting the public of the potential of contracting Zika virus while traveling abroad. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites, similar to West Nile virus or dengue fever. While illness is usually mild and severe disease…
West Nile Virus More Positive Mosquitoes in the Metro East
On July 20, 2015, East Side Health District received its first mosquito pool that was positive for West Nile Virus in East St. Louis, IL.Positive birds and/or positive mosquitoes have been found in 44 Illinois counties this season. “Our health departments monitor activity and conduct surveillance…
US EPA Website for the North Alcoa Site
The North Alcoa site consists of 400 acres located in a mixed use area of East St. Louis. The property is bounded on the north by Lake Drive, on the east by the Alton and Southern railroad, on the south by Missouri Avenue. . .More Info
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