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Beef Recall

Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Find more information here: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-057-2019-release .
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Gold Awards

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) is pleased to announce the 2018 “Gold Award” recipients. This is the 21st year this award has been presented to Sangamon County food service establishments which have demonstrated superior commitment to food safety. The Gold Awards include all types of food service establishments except for seasonal and temporary…
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Tell Us What You Think

We care what you have to say. Please take this anonymous 3-5 minute survey. All collected data will only be used to improve SCDPH to better serve our clients’ needs. Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCDPHSurvey
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Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health5 hours ago
If you find a tick attached to your skin, there’s no need to panic—the key is to remove the tick as soon as possible. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers work very well. Find more information here: https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html?fbclid=IwAR0CYICdqKfYmSDuiYK7d9m6VwRmqR3trgdTQ0KSHcvlZEP-bzCHf4ZEZWw
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health1 day ago
June 14th is World Blood Donor Day! For local blood donation information visit: https://www.bloodcenter.org/donate-blood/donor-centers/cicbc.aspx .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health2 days ago
Heading to the pool? Rinse off in the shower before you get in. Chlorine breaks down dirt and sweat in pools instead of killing harmful germs. Dirt and sweat mixed with chlorine also create chemicals that make eyes red and itchy. Find more information at: https://go.usa.gov/xmkFK .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health4 days ago
Everybody needs physical activity for good health. Most adults with disabilities are able to participate in physical activity, yet nearly half of them do not get any aerobic physical activity. Learn how people with disabilities can find their own path to physical activity. https://www.cdc.gov/features/fitness-disabilities/index.html
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health6 days ago
Unclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Travelers to developing countries are especially at risk. Reduce your risk by sticking to these safe food and water habits: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/food-water-safety .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health1 week ago
Don't let mosquitoes ruin your summer! With recent heavy rains across Illinois, it's time to #FightTheBite. Learn more: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/…/diseases-and-…/west-nile-virus