back to schoolBack to School Immunization Clinics are filling up so we have a few walk-in clinics scheduled from 9am-5pm on Wednesday, August 2nd and on Thursday, August 3rd.  Friday, August 11 there is a Walk-in clinic from 9am-3pm.  (see requirements and schedule here)  

 

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West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Sample in Louisville

Clay County Health Department collected a West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample on July 18, 2017 from Louisville in Clay County.  

Confirmation of a West Nile Virus positive mosquito means that the virus is circulating in the community and there is a heightened risk of infection for humans. Residents are urged to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites. It is important to remember the three R’s – reduce your exposure to mosquitoes, repel them by wearing insect repellant, and report areas where mosquitoes typically breed.

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes pick up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.  The illness is not spread from person-to-person. Most people infected with West Nile virus show no symptoms. However, some people may experience fever, nausea, headache, and muscle aches.  Symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks.  In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis, or even death, can occur.  People older than 50 are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile Virus.

Clay County Health Department is conducting surveillance for West Nile virus throughout the County. Surveillance activities include laboratory tests on mosquito batches, the submission of dead crows, blue jays, robins, and other perching birds, and responding to concerns of mosquito production sites.

If you find a dead perching bird, or would like more information on West Nile virus, contact the Clay County Health Department at 662-4406 or visit our website www.healthdept.org.    

 

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IDPH Tips To Avoid Tickborne Illness


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601 E 12th Street 
Flora IL 62839
Phone: (618) 662-4406
Fax:     (618) 662-2801

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