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The Village of Westchester is taking a proactive approach to the recent information regarding various communicable diseases.
Our emergency responders are being provided information on how to identify and respond to potentially infected members of the public.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has activated an Ebola hotline to answer questions about Ebola 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The hotline number is 800-889-3931. A link to their website can be found here. To link directly to their Ebola information page click here.

The Cook County Department of Public Heath has released an Ebola Virus informational document which can be read by clicking here.

The Cook County Department of Public Health has released information for schools and daycares on reducing the spread of viral respiratory infections, including enteroviruses.  Click here to download and read.

Get your Flu shot to protect yourself.  The Cook County Department of Public Health has a webpage dedicated to information on this Flu season. Click here to read more. 

To visit the Cook County Department of Public Health's website directly click here.

The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website can be found here.

Scrub Club

NSF International has created the Scrub Club to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing in an effort to improve the health of children and reduce school sick days. The Partnership for Food Safety Education and the American Red Cross has joined with NSF International to support the Scrub Club and their mission to promote proper handwashing practices.  To view more information about the Scrub Club click here.