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SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
Bloomington, IL— McLean County Health Department’s (MCHD) Environmental Health Division is reporting the first mosquito pool collected in McLean County to test positive for West Nile Virus this year. The positive test ...
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
Whether you call it “foodborne illness” or “food poisoning” illnesses often occur when bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms grow on food that is not handled, stored, or prepared properly. Sept...
Bloomington, IL— McLean County Health Department’s (MCHD) Environmental Health Division is reporting the first dead bird sample collected in McLean County to test positive for West Nile Virus this year. The positive te...
AUGUST 26, 2022
Bloomington IL… Public health officials have confirmed the first case of monkeypox virus (MPV) in McLean County. McLean County Health Department (MCHD) is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to comp...
AUGUST 24, 2002
Approximately 96 million Americans adults have prediabetes, which is defined as higher-than-normal blood glucose (sugar) levels. Without intervention, these individuals are up to 30 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those wi...
AUGUST 2, 2022
NORMAL, IL- Addressing pervasive community health problems is a journey requiring the effort and commitment of many. Not surprisingly, the top three health areas most in need of community-based programs and services in McLean County...
2022 brings changes to COVID-19 disease investigation and contact tracing methods across Illinois
The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) will offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics specifically for children aged 5-11 on the following dates and times:
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
Mosquitoes collected from 61705 zip code test positive for the virusBird collected in 61761 zip code tested positive for the virus
Fair organizers offer incentives to those who still need to be vaccinated
Email confirmations aim to simplify the verification process
What does it mean for your operations if you have a positive case? How long will staff need to be out? What other considerations should you address to make sure your workplace is prepared? The CDC has all the guidance you need here.
October 23-29 is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet 250,000 US children have elevated blood-lead levels.
Nine out of 10 Americans do not have the knowledge or skills to make informed healthcare decisions. The 2011 National Health Education Week is dedicated to addressing health literacy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take your breast health into your heads and learn about early detection methods through free breast health programs available from MCHD.
MCHD will hold flu clinics for both children and adults every Tuesday in October at the health department. Information on times and eligibility available on our flu page.
September 28 is World Rabies Day. Vaccinating pets and staying away from wildlife are vital ways to stop rabies transmission to humans.
Do you know someone who has made a difference in the health of McLean County? If so, take a minute and nominate them for the 2011 Public Health Award.
Congratulations to MCHD's Erin Johnson, who recieved the Opening the Door Red Ribbon Award at the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/STD Conference for excellence in HIV counseling and care.
The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one hits. Are you prepared? Get a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed. Be involved.
Flu season is just around the corner. The #1 way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. The McLean County Health Department has clinics scheduled for elligible individuals.
August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. Learn about all of the resources available to help you and baby successfully breastfeed.
Due to extreme temperatures, Cooling Centers have opened in McLean County.
25% of people with HIV in the US do not know they're infected. Take the test. Take control.
McLean County was recognized with two Director's Awards at the Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit.