• 28th Feb, 2019

    Call or email a health care provider if you think you were exposed
    SPRINGFIELDOn February 22, 2019, an Illinois resident with a now confirmed diagnosis of measles was on a flight that arrived in Concourse B at Chicago Midway Airport.  The passenger was unvaccinated and infectious on that day.  IDPH, along with local health departments, is investigating this isolated case.
    People may have been exposed to measles if they were at Midway Airport on February 22, 2019 between 9 pm and midnight.  This individual also sought treatment in the emergency department at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital on February 24, 2019.  People who were in the emergency department between 11:45 am and 2:15 pm also may have been exposed, as well as individuals who were in Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital from 4:00-6:15 pm on...

  • 7th Feb, 2019

    “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma”
    SPRINGFIELD – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is celebrated February 7 every year to help end the stigma and mobilize communities to get educated, tested, treated, and involved with their local HIV/AIDS community efforts.  This year’s theme, “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma,” raises awareness that we all have a role to play in stopping HIV stigma.
    Nationally, the black community is the racial/ethnic group most burdened by HIV across all stages of the disease¾from new infections to death.  Education, outreach, testing, and treatment have all helped reduce the number of new HIV infections.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIV diagnoses have fallen in recent years among black women (25 percent decline from 2010 to 2016) and heterosexual men (...