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Illinois Department of Public Health confirms measles case in state

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 22, 2016

Filed under City, State

The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed a case of measles in Illinois after an out-of-country visitor contracted the disease in the state last week. The infected person visited several locations in northern Illinois,...

Zika cases in Illinois rise eight-fold in 2016

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

May 3, 2016

Filed under City, Local

The number of Zika cases in Illinois has risen from two to 16 since January, but city and state officials maintain that there is little threat to residents, according to a public health report released Friday. Twelve of the 16 in...

Illinois officials look to improve monitoring, testing of lead levels in water

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 17, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Although many Illinois communities such as Evanston have not experienced recent issues with lead poisoning, state officials are working to improve practices for monitoring and testing lead levels in the water in light of the c...

Evanston officials respond to discovery of three Zika cases in Illinois

Cydney Hayes, Reporter

February 11, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

After three cases of Zika virus have been recorded this year in Illinois, Evanston officials said residents need not worry about contracting the disease in the city. Two of the three infected Illinois residents are pregnant...

Feinberg students debut new public health review

Jordan Harrison, Reporter

October 8, 2013

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

The new Northwestern Public Health Review will release its first issue Tuesday, featuring topics ranging from policy for funding mental health treatment to an interview with an NU professor who was one of the first to real...

First West Nile-positive bird discovered in Evanston

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 26, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A bird found in Evanston has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first one this year, the city announced Thursday. The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District collected and studied the bird earlier this week, the city...