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Regional Health Departments Issue Statement of Concern Regarding Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use and Vaping

Regional Health Departments Issue Statement of Concern Regarding Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use and Vaping  

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Positive Mosquito Sample Reported by DeKalb County Health Department

DATE: September 23, 2019 TO: DeKalb County News Media FROM: DeKalb County Health Department FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Positive Mosquito Sample Reported by DeKalb County Health Department The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in a trap in Sycamore have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive test […]

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Fight the Flu this Season with Flu shot at no cost to you with most insurances

DATE: October 1, 2019 TO: DeKalb County News Media FROM: DeKalb County Health Department FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fight the Flu this Season with Flu shot at no cost to you with most insurances Each flu season is different and influenza can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year. Getting an […]

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Health Departments Unite to #EndOverdose

News Release_End Overdose DATE: September 3, 2019 TO: DeKalb County News Media FROM: Local Health Departments including DeKalb County Health Department FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Departments Unite to #EndOverdose Free opioid overdose prevention training offered to citizens Member agencies of the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium (NIPHC) are joining together to promote opioid overdose awareness […]

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Community Lab Draw Program

Community Lab Draw Program PSA

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Beat the Heat

With summer temperatures on a rise, DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) is sharing tips from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to “Beat the Heat:” Stay Cool • Stay in air-conditioned locations. • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight. • Wear loose, […]

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Upsurge in Measles Cases

Measles was declared eradicated in 2000 due to the advancement and citizen compliance of receiving vaccines. In 2019 there is a significant upsurge of measles cases in the United States. From January 1 to April 11, 2019, 555 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 20 states, with many states experiencing outbreaks defined as […]

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DeKalb County Health Department 2018 Annual Report Released

To coincide with National Public Health Week, the DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) released their Annual Report this week, which highlights the ways in which the Health Department works to improve health outcomes in the community. DCHD values community and partner feedback which is why engaging sectors of the community was a highlight of 2018. […]

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DeKalb County Health Department Conducts Drill using Personal Hygiene Items

On Friday, February, 22nd, the DeKalb County Health Department conducted an Emergency Preparedness drill to simulate the collection, sorting, inventorying, and distribution of the items from the personal hygiene collection. Over 25 DCHD staff and Northern Illinois University, School of Nursing, volunteers participated in the drill at the DeKalb County Health Department. This was the […]

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Personal Hygiene Collection

In February, the DeKalb County Health Department will be conducting an Emergency Preparedness drill in effort to not only prepare staff for a public health emergency but also to stock DeKalb County food pantries with personal hygiene necessities. Collections will take place until February 15, 2019 at various drop site locations: • DeKalb County Health […]

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