A norovirus outbreak has been declared over at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the outbreak last Friday. More than 20 people at the home suffered diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms.
A WBEZ analysis of nearly 450 pages of emails found that government lawyers blacked out portions of more than half the documents recently turned over to a legislative panel investigating the state’s inability to contain the waterborne illness.
When it comes to improving public health, the most effective interventions begin early in life. That’s why a team of health workers in Champaign-Urbana is reaching out to disadvantaged families, starting at pregnancy.