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The Mission of the Cambridge Guernsey County Health Department is to continually strive for improved quality of life for all individuals in Guernsey County by promoting health, preventing diseases and injury and assuring a safe, clean environment. SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) infections.
The Health Department ensures your neighborhood is protected from disease-carrying pests, your hot dog at the stadium is safe to eat, your child gets the proper immunizations, and when there’s a disease outbreak or other health threat, the department is at the scene, detecting, communicating and mitigating.
In 2010, teen pregnancy and childbirth accounted for at least $9.4 billion in costs to U.S. taxpayers for increased health care and foster care, increased incarceration rates among children of teen parents and lost tax revenue because of lower educational attainment and income among teen mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The health department will check that all the equipments are in safe working order and are being correctly used, cleaned, maintained and stored and that the staff is trained in the correct use and cleaning of equipment before they are allowed to use it.
Close collaboration among NIAID, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (a component of the Department of Health and Human Services) was key to launching the trials quickly while ensuring high standards.