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Measles cases are on the rise globally and here in Illinois the number is increasing as well. Vaccines are 97% effective in preventing this highly contagious disease.  To learn more about this infection and get information on vaccination, go to  Learn how to identify measles and the safe and effective vaccine that can prevent this potentially life-threatening infection for adults and children. 

Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations

The Illinois Department of Public Health reviews information about hazardous substances at waste sites and evaluates whether exposure to these substances might cause harm. This written evaluation is called a public health assessment. A follow-up document may be written on the site if new information or sampling data becomes available. This written document is called a health consultation.

The Department conducts Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations with guidance from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal agency that is part of the U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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