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COVID-19 Cases Slowly Rising Across the State

For Immediate Release COVID-19 Cases Slowly Rising Across the State According to the latest Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) news release, IDPH reported that COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses are rising across the State and forty-four Illinois Counties are now at elevated level for COVID-19. COVID-19 hospitalization rates have slowly started to rise in Illinois, and […]

Walk-in Flu Vaccines Available at the Health Department Beginning Monday, September 25th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walk-in Flu Vaccines Available at the Health Department Beginning Monday, September 25th Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk […]

Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department

Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department The DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting that this week mosquitoes collected in traps in all four locations, DeKalb, Genoa, Sandwich, and Sycamore have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).Earlier this summer, DCHD reported WNV positive mosquito samples and several counties have reported WNV positive […]

Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in traps in DeKalb and Sandwich have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is in addition to Sycamore which had a positive test for WNV in July 2023. Several counties have […]

DeKalb County Animal Control is advising pet owners to protect their pets from canine distemper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DeKalb County Animal Control is advising pet owners to protect their pets from canine distemper DeKalb County Animal Control is advising pet owners to protect their pets from canine distemper. The department has seen an increase in cases of confirmed canine distemper virus found in raccoons and skunks tested after displaying abnormal […]

Family Planning Program Rolls Out Rapid Point-of-Care Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing

DATE:                    August 1, 2023 TO:                        DeKalb County News Media FROM:                  DeKalb County Health Department  Family Planning Program Rolls Out Rapid Point-of-Care Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing The DeKalb County Health Department now has Rapid Point-of Care Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing available. This new method of testing will allow clients to receive same-day or […]

Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department

DATE:    July 25, 2023 TO:         DeKalb County News Media FROM:    DeKalb County Health Department   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in traps in Sycamore have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive […]

DCHD Back- to-School Immunization Mobile Clinics

DATE:    July 12, 2023 TO:         DeKalb County News Media FROM:    DeKalb County Health Department   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DCHD Back- to-School Immunization Mobile Clinics DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) is collaborating with our community partners to provide back-to-school immunizations using the Health Department’s Mobile Unit. The DCHD Mobile Unit will be able to provide […]

DeKalb County Pilots New Recyling Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DeKalb County Pilots NEW Recycling SiteThe DeKalb County Health Department will be piloting a new DeKalb County recycling site located in the parking lot of the Health Department near the DeKalb County Community Outreach Building. This new location is a piloted site to measure how many items the area receives and that […]

DeKalb County’s Hosting of Free Household Electronics Collection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DeKalb County’s Hosting of Free Household Electronics Collection The DeKalb County Health Department will be hosting a free household electronic, textile, shoes, aerosol products and latex paint collection available to DeKalb County residents only. Proof of address is required. The event will be held at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport on Saturday […]