New HIV Cases Reach 30-Year Low In Chicago, But Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases On The RiseThe Chicago Department of Public Health said 734 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the city last year, the lowest number since 1988.
City Warns Of Possible Measles Exposures At O'Hare Airport, River North Starbucks, Greektown Restaurant“Measles is highly contagious and any unvaccinated or non-immune person can become infected,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, Acting Public Health Commissioner.
City Health Officials Urge Chicagoans To Get Flu Shots Before Peak SeasonThe Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting four flu clinics this week, offering free vaccines. The events are on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
City To Spray For Mosquitoes In Englewood, Auburn GreshamThe city will be spraying insecticide in a South Side district Wednesday night to kill mosquitoes and protect people from the West Nile virus.
At Least Six People Say Archer Heights Grocery Store Gave Them SalmonellaSeveral customers of a Southwest Side grocery store say the food they got there landed them in the hospital with salmonella.
Chicago Hits Historic Low Teen BirthrateTeen births have reached a new historic low in Chicago, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Health Officials Investigate Legionnaires' Disease Cases Possibly Linked To River North HotelA health scare for a River North hotel. Public health officials are trying to determine if the Embassy Suites on State Street is where two people contracted Legionnaires’ disease during a summer stay.
Two Former Guests At Chicago Hotel Confirmed To Have Legionnaires' DiseaseIt is not known whether the hotel was the source of the bacteria that caused the individuals to get sick. According to the health department, hotel management is cooperating with the investigation.
Chicago To Spend More For Opioid Treatment ServicesThe Chicago Department of Public Health is adding another $500,000 to programs for opioid treatment services.
Heath Department: It's Not Too Late To Get A Flu ShotThe Chicago Department of Public Health says not to be deterred because of reports that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective.
Chicago Youth Cigarette Use Reaches All-Time Low, New Report SaysA record low 6 percent of Chicago high schoolers reported smoking cigarettes in 2017, according to a new health department report.
14 Sickened After Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Morgan Park RestaurantThe Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday a salmonella outbreak linked to a Morgan Park neighborhood barbecue restaurant on Chicago's Far South Side.
City To Spray For Mosquitoes For First Time, Targeting Far South SideChicago will spray to kill adult mosquitoes for the first time Wednesday, targeting an area on the Far South Side.
E. Coli Outbreak Tied To Bridgeport Restaurant Sickens 25At least 25 people became sick from E. coli after recently eating at Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill in Bridgeport.
Norovirus Detected At Chicago High-Rise For SeniorsThe outbreak appears to be subsiding, Chicago health officials tell CBS.