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National HIV Testing Day

HIV testing, including self-testing, helps people get the care they need to stay healthy, no matter what their test result is. If the test is negative, there are tools like pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and condoms to prevent HIV. If the test is positive, they can start HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy, or ART) quickly to […]

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Heighten Rabies Awareness

The Winnebago County Health Department advises healthcare providers to be on heighten awareness for potential human exposure to rabies. Bats are the primary species identified with rabies in Illinois. The likelihood of human-bat contact increases during summer because of bat migration and feeding patterns. Although not all bats carry rabies, bats in Winnebago County and

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APRIL 1-7 IS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK – NEWS RELEASE

The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) will be taking part in National Public Health Week Each year the first week of April is designated as National Public Health Week (NPHW), a time to recognize the contributions of public health and bring awareness to the issues that impact health in our communities. The theme for National

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