Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511. AFTER HOURS: If you are a physician, lab or other healthcare professional reporting a communicable disease, cluster of illnesses or other public health emergency, please call 309-303-1375. In case of fire in a food establishment, please call 309-303-1381.

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Multi-State E. coli Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

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Multi-State E. coli Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

April 13, 2018
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other state and local health departments, is investigating a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce.

Information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified.

One case linked to the outbreak has been identified in Illinois. To date, 35 other cases have been...
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Third Death Connected to Synthetic Cannabinoids

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Third Death Connected to Synthetic Cannabinoids

April 9, 2018
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a third individual who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed. To date, 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area have experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, including the three deaths.  

Two of the deaths occurred in men who were in...
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Second Death Of An Individual Who Used Synthetic Cannabinoids

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Second Death Of An Individual Who Used Synthetic Cannabinoids

April 2, 2018
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a second individual who experienced severe bleeding and reported using synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed. To date, IDPH has reports of 56 people, including two deaths, in the Chicago area and in central Illinois who have experienced severe bleeding and reported using synthetic cannabinoids. All cases...
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Synthetic Cannabinoids causing severe bleeding

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Synthetic Cannabinoids causing severe bleeding

THIS DRUG IS IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND CAUSES SEVERE BLEEDING IN SOME USERS. 

If you have purchased any of this product in the past month, do not use it.  

If you have used any of these products, and start experiencing severe, unexplained bleeding or bruising, please have someone take you to the hospital immediately or call 911. Do not walk or drive...
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Health Department Issues Warning About Synthetic Cannabinoids

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Health Department Issues Warning

 About Synthetic Cannabinoids

 

The Peoria City/County Health Department is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, and spice, after seeing multiple cases in Peoria of people suffering from severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids.

“Synthetic cannabinoids are not a safe or legal alternative to marijuana and can cause severe illness,” said Monica Hendrickson, Administrator at Peoria...
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