Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, state public health director, announced three more confirmed human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total to eleven in Illinois for 2007.
Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, state public health director, announced the first death related to West Nile virus in Illinois for 2007. A 77-year-old Ogle County man died yesterday after becoming ill from West Nile virus earlier this month.
Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, state public health director, announced another confirmed human case of West Nile virus, bringing the total to seven in Illinois for 2007. The latest case involves a 50-year-old Cook County woman who became ill in early July. The first human case of West Nile virus for 2007 was reported in DuPage County on June 15. Human cases of West Nile virus in Illinois this summer have been reported in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Madison and Tazewell counties.
When it comes to coverage for recommended child and adolescent vaccinations, privately insured children are surprisingly often at a greater disadvantage than those children who are publicly insured or even uninsured.
A national survey of state immunization program managers reveals gaps in coverage for the current vaccine financing system, suggesting that many underinsured children may not receive recommended vaccinations, such as for pneumonia and meningitis, according to a report in the August 8 issue of JAMA.
Even though you may think of whooping cough as one of those ailments from Grandma?s day, the truth is it?s still around and plaguing people of all ages.
Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed its second human case of West Nile virus for the 2007 season. The patient, residing in zip code 75206, has been diagnosed with West Nile Encephalitis and is recovering. DCHHS previously reported a case of West Nile fever diagnosed in a patient residing in zip code 75104. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, DCHHS is not providing additional information. DCHHS has notified the City of Dallas.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed three new cases of people with West Nile virus, bringing the total to six human cases of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2007.
As children approach their teen years, parents often worry about how to protect them from new risks and potential dangers. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a campaign to educate parents about one of the things they can do to protect their children at 11 and 12 years of age and for years to come: make sure they are vaccinated against serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases such as meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and cervical cancer.
Three additional counties have reported positive West Nile virus mosquito batches to the Illinois Department of Public Health this week bringing the total number of counties reporting West Nile virus to seven.