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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. 

Newborn Screening Reports

The Illinois Department of Public Health newborn metabolic screen (also called the heel stick or blood spot screen) includes many serious disorders that need to be found and treated in the first days of life. The Newborn Screening Follow-up Program reports out-of-range screening results to the hospital contact or physician by telephone, fax and mail as soon as a test is completed. Because many out-of-range screening results require immediate referral to a medical specialist, the Newborn Screening Follow-up Program tracks the number of days between collection at the birthing site and receipt of specimens by the Illinois Department of Public Health Newborn Screening Laboratory. The quarterly reporting metrics below are presented by perinatal hospital (submitter).