Peoria City/County Health Dept News Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:02:33 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:02:33 +0100 Mosquitoes and Floodwater <p class="Default"><strong><em></em></strong>The Peoria and Marshall County Health Departments would like to remind citizens of the large numbers of floodwater mosquitoes (<em>Aedes vexans </em>and other species) that appear about two weeks after heavy rains and flooding. Floodwater mosquitoes are a nuisance but are not usually a disease carrying mosquito. Floodwater mosquitoes are rarely infected with the disease causing West Nile virus. ... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:55:56 +0100 Health and Safety Precautions during Local Flooding <p><strong></strong>Public health and safety are the number one concerns after heavy rains and flooding. Flood water can carry bacteria and other contaminants that could cause disease and illness. ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:26:02 +0100 Food Establishment Inspection System Approved <p>At its June 15, 2015 meeting, the Peoria County Board of Health approved a proposal to implement the FDA Food Establishment Inspection System in Peoria County. This new system embraces best practices in food safety inspections with the objective of placing a greater emphasis on reducing risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness. ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:57:17 +0100