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At least nineteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/news/lead-poisoning-outbreak-linked-to-cinnamon-applesauce-pouches.html. If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Therapeutics Matchmaker

The Illinois Department of Public Health is deploying the Illinois COVID-19 Therapeutics Matchmaker. The Therapeutics Matchmaker will allow for facilities to redistribute COVID-19 Therapeutics if the facility has excess doses or a facility needs doses.

When a match is made both facilities will be notified by email with contact information and the amount requested. The two matched facilities will coordinate the transfer of therapeutics. A facility will also receive an email if only part of the listing was requested. The facility will have the opportunity to add those doses back to the matchmaker or keep the therapeutics doses internal.

For questions about the Therapeutics Matchmaker, please email DPH.MABTherapy@illinois.gov.