Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Oct 18, 2005 Public Health to Open Flu Shot Clinics to General Public
October 24 Clinic to be Held at Public Health Main Building in Champaign

Public Health will offer its third adult flu shot clinic on Monday, October 24, and will open the clinic to all adults, regardless of age or health status.

Its first flu clinic on October 17 was limited to adults at high risk for complications from the flu. At that clinic Public Health nurses dispensed more than 130 flu shots to adults in the high-risk... more...

Oct 12, 2005 Papa Del's Pizza in Champaign Goes Smoke-Free
Public Health to Award Smoke Free Recognition Certificate on October 13

"I've been thinking about going smoke-free for a long time. I was hoping it would be done city-wide but then when the (Champaign) city council didn't do it I decided I should just go ahead". - Bob Monti, Owner, Papa Del's Pizza

Champaign - Papa Del's Pizza, at 206 E. Green Street, Champaign, is now a smoke-free restaurant. Owner Bob Monti chose to make his restaurant smoke-free this week, adding his establishment to a growing list of eateries that are getting rid of their smoking sections ... more...

Oct 12, 2005 October 12 is Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day
Press Conference Will Highlight Domestic Violence in Central Illinois; Advocates Ask Health Providers to Screen All Patients for Abuse

Champaign - Wednesday, October 12 is Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, and local advocates are using the occasion to highlight the problem of domestic violence in Champaign County and other Central and Southern Illinois... more...

Oct 6, 2005 Physical Injury and Medical Treatment
Victims of domestic violence often require medical care, although they may conceal the cause of their... more...

Oct 5, 2005 New Division Director Comes to Public Health
Larry Rogers, MSW, to Head New Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is proud to announce the hiring of a director of the new Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. Larry Rogers, MSW, comes to the Health District with 15 years of experience in public health and community service, working in management, social work and... more...

Oct 4, 2005 Public Health to Offer Its First Flu Shot Clinics of the Season
October 17 Flu Clinic Will Target Adults at High Risk for Complications from the Flu

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will offer the first adult flu shot clinic of the season on October 17, and is urging people 65 years of age and older, those with chronic medical conditions, residents of long-term care facilities and health care workers with direct patient care to attend. Pregnant women and adults who care for children under six months of age are also encouraged to come in for a flu... more...

Oct 4, 2005 Public Health District Reorganized
Some Programs Move to New Divisions, Some Divisions Change Names; All Services Continue Without Interruption

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is undergoing a structural overhaul that will help it better serve the people of Champaign County. Many of the changes will be invisible to those served by Public Health, but will enhance the way divisions are organized and managed.

Here are the... more...

Oct 1, 2005 Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
What is Bird Flu?

Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. Bird flu viruses do not usually infect humans, but several cases of human infection with bird flu viruses have occurred since 1997. The current outbreak of avian influenza A (H5N1) among poultry in Asia is an example of a bird flu outbreak that has caused some human infections and... more...

Sep 29, 2005 Community Health Nurses to Receive Governor's Unique Achievement Award October 5 in Springfield
Health Check Clinic on October 5 Canceled; Three Other Clinics Offered in October

Five Champaign-Urbana Public Health District nurses will travel to Springfield on October 5 to participate in a ceremony honoring them as recipients of the 2005 Governor's Unique Achievement Award. The state gives the award to nominees from each district of the Illinois Department on Aging. This year the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging selected the Health District division of Community Health Nursing for the award.

A Community Health Nursing Health Check Clinic will be canceled on October 5 to allow the nurses to attend the award ceremony. Three other Health Check Clinics will be offered in Champaign in October. The clinics will... more...

Sep 23, 2005 Horse in Champaign County Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
First Mammal in the County to Test Positive for the Disease This Year

Public Health learned this week that a horse in Champaign County has tested positive for the West Nile virus. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the horse was first reported to state authorities on September 20, and test results were released this week. A bulletin from the health department describes the horse as "symptomatic". No other details are available.

Horses, like humans, become infected via bites from mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. There have been no known cases of transmission of the disease from mammal to mammal, bird to bird, or bird to... more...