Peoria City/County Health Department http://peoriapublicradio.org en A human West Nile Virus case in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/human-west-nile-virus-case-peoria <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria City/County Health Department reports its first human case of West Nile Virus this year. Health Department Administrator Greg Chance says people need to take precautions against mosquito bites until the first hard frost. Mosquitos can pick up West Nile Virus from infected birds.</div><div>Symptoms include fever, nausea, muscle and headaches. But some people don&rsquo;t get any symptoms and in rare cases a severe illness can result from West Nile Virus. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 02:17:21 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12785 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A human West Nile Virus case in Peoria Health Dep. begins meetings on Insurance Marketplace this week http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/health-dep-begins-meetings-insurance-marketplace-week <div>The Peoria City/County Health Department is beginning the process of educating the community on Illinois’ Health Insurance Marketplace. The state program created under the Affordable Care Act will allow residents to shop for health coverage online beginning October 1st.</div><div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:12:56 +0000 Denise Molina 12323 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Health Dep. begins meetings on Insurance Marketplace this week Rabid bat identified in Peoria County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rabid-bat-identified-peoria-county <p>The Peoria City/County Health Department says it’s identified a rabid bat in the county. This comes as the department and Peoria County Animal Protection Services is about to observe World Rabies Day on September 28th.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:03:39 +0000 Denise Molina 12236 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rabid bat identified in Peoria County Peoria County Board of Health seeks applicants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-board-health-seeks-applicants <p></p><p>The Peoria County Board of Health is looking for a new member.<br><br>The Board of Health creates policies to reinforce the goals of the Health Department.<br><br>Board members typically serve three years.<br><br>The Board of Health will review applicants and send recommendations to the Peoria County Board Chairman.<br><br>Applications are available at <a href="http://www.pcchd.org">http://www.pcchd.org</a></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:55:47 +0000 Orko Manna 7833 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County Board of Health seeks applicants Quest for community health http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quest-community-health <p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 06:42:20 +0000 Tanya Koonce 3069 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quest for community health