LaMar Hasbrouck

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, addresses the media Friday about Ebola preparedness. (CBS)

State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases

Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.

10/17/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Got A Question About Ebola? Call The State’s Hotline

Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced the hotline Thursday. It will be managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, who will be able to answer questions about the virus and the state’s response.

10/16/2014

Doctor Generic

Rise In Whooping Cough Preventable With Vaccinations: Health Chief

Illinois’ top health official says myths about vaccination may be one reason why this state is seeing so many new cases of “whooping cough.”

04/26/2013