Peoria City/County Health Dept News Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:35:33 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:35:33 +0100 West Nile Virus Positive Bird in Peoria County <p><strong>Peoria County</strong> &ndash; The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive bird sample detected in Peoria County for 2015. "The positive bird is an indication that West Nile virus is circulating in our area and individuals should take appropriate preventive measures to protect their health,&rdquo; states Wil Hayes, Director of Environmental Health for the Peoria City/County Health Department. ... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:49:04 +0100 Health Department Strategic Planning Retreat <p>There will be a Strategic Planning Retreat for the Peoria City/County Health Department held from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on July 25, 2015 in the Board Room of the Peoria City/County Health Department located at 2116 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois. Members of the Peoria County Board of Health will be in attendance; however, no official public action will be taken at this meeting.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603. ... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:55:29 +0100 COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING HIGH HEAT CONDITIONS <p class="Pa1"><em></em>Peoria City/County Health Department advises residents to take precautions during extremely high temperatures. During a heat wave, individuals who have no access to a cool environment should use cooling centers for relief from the heat. Heat related injuries such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration may develop with or without feelings of discomfort. ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:25:38 +0100 Well Water Test Kits Available in Peoria and Marshall Counties <p>Many private water wells have been exposed to flood waters which can pose a public health hazard. Flood waters carry contaminants such as parasites, bacteria, and viruses from backed up septic systems and other sources. All wells that have been exposed to flood waters should be tested prior to use to help ensure the water is safe to drink. ... Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:15:23 +0100