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Posted on: January 18, 2020

Health Department Investigating Legionnaire’s Disease at Retirement Facility

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DUPAGE COUNTY--The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating three cases of Legionnaire’s disease that have occurred since May 2019 at Windsor Park retirement co...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Health Department Closed Monday, Jan. 20 to Observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Health Department Closed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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DuPage County—The DuPage County Health Department’s Public Health Centers in Addison, Lombard, West Chicago, Westmont and Wheaton will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The H...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

DuPage County Health Department Medical Officer to Serve on Illinois Board of Health

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DUPAGE COUNTY—Gov. JB Pritzker has announced the appointment of Rashmi Chugh, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer, DuPage County Health Department, to the Illinois State Board of Health.

A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Ch...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Flu Activity is High, But It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

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DUPAGE COUNTY—With the latest influenza (flu) report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing high levels of influenza-like illness in Illinois as well as 33 other states, the DuPage County Health Department r...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Keep Your Home Safe: Test for Radon

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DUPAGE COUNTY—January is National Radon Action Month, and the DuPage County Health Department is urging homeowners to be aware of the dangers of radon and have their homes tested for the presence of this odorless, tasteless and colorl...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Health Department Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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DUPAGE COUNTY—The DuPage County Health Department is celebrating 75 years of protecting the health of residents and visitors.

The history of public health in DuPage County starts in 1925, however, the attempt to organize failed due to ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Health Department Advises Patients and Families to Be Antibiotics Aware

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DUPAGE COUNTY—Kicking off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week November 18-24, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in encouraging patients, families and healthcare professionals ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarettes, Vaping

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UPDATED by CDC on January 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local heal...

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