Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511. AFTER HOURS: If you are a physician, lab or other healthcare professional reporting a communicable disease, cluster of illnesses or other public health emergency, please call 309-303-1375. In case of fire in a food establishment, please call 309-303-1381.

Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-4 pm on Weds. 2nd and 4th Mondays 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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TCHD ENCOURAGES CITIZENS WITH DIARRHEA ILLNESS TO CONTACT PHYSICIAN

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TCHD ENCOURAGES CITIZENS WITH DIARRHEA ILLNESS TO CONTACT PHYSICIAN

Sept. 18, 2018
Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) is investigating diarrheal illness in swimmers. Individuals who swam in a Tazewell County public pool since August 21st and have experienced multiple episodes of watery diarrhea, with or without vomiting, are encouraged to see their clinical provider for evaluation, appropriate testing and management. This is especially important for those individuals who are at risk for or have symptoms of dehydration.

Other symptoms with diarrheal illness may include abdominal cramping, nausea, dehydration, fevers, fatigue, and weight loss. Symptoms can last 1-2 weeks, and most individuals will resolve infection on their own...
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TAZEWELL COUNTY RESOURCE AND RECOVERY PLAN PUBLIC MEETING

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TAZEWELL COUNTY RESOURCE AND RECOVERY PLAN PUBLIC MEETING

A public meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Tazewell County Health Department located at 21306 IL Route 9 in Tremont in the main auditorium to review the 20-year Resource and Recovery Plan. Anyone with an interest in protecting the environment is encouraged to attend.

Tazewell County has completed the 20-year Tazewell County Resource and Recovery (Solid Waste) Plan. The five-year update is...
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WEST NILE VIRUS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

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WEST NILE VIRUS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

September 4, 2018
The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Tazewell County for 2018. TCHD staff collected mosquitoes testing positive in late August in East Peoria.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex pipiens mosquito, commonly called a house mosquito, that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common symptoms include fever, nausea...
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IDPH Investigation Continues As Foodborne Illnesses Increase

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July 20, 2018      Melaney Arnold – 217-558-0500

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IDPH Investigation Continues As Foodborne Illnesses Increase

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to work with local, state, and federal public health officials to investigate an increase in the number of Cyclospora...
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IDPH Investigating Increase In Foodborne Illnesses

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IDPH Investigating Increase In Foodborne Illnesses

Cyclosporiasis cases reported across Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. Cases have been reported in counties across Illinois with people becoming ill starting in mid-May. The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads produced for...
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