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Division of Infectious Diseases protects people from infectious diseases through disease surveillance, analysis, immunization, and education.
Cancer is a group of more than 200 different diseases. Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells that disrupts body tissues and organs.
The term arthritis refers to about 120 different diseases that can affect the joints, muscles and other soft tissues.
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
Heart disease and stroke are, respectively, the first and third leading causes of death and also the major causes of disability in Illinois.
Asthma is a condition that affects the airways. It makes it hard to breathe because the airways become swollen and the muscles around them tighten.
An alphabetical listing of common diseases and conditions, both chronic and infectious, that affect the everday lives of Illinois residents.
Influenza, "the flu," is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by a virus often resulting in more severe illness than the common cold.
HIV remains a serious infectious disease but there are tools preventing infections and prolonging and improving quality of life.
© 2017 Illinois Department of Public Health.