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Health department report traces E. coli outbreak at Huntley High School to food handler

The health department released its report into the E. coli outbreak that sickened 16 Huntley High School students and staff and concluded a cafeteria food handler was the likely transmitter of the disease. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) released the final 152-page report on Thursday. “MCDH’s investigation into the STEC outbreak at Huntley […]

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7 students now test positive following E. coli outbreak at Huntley High School as source still unclear

Seven students at Huntley High School have now tested positive for E. coli and health officials say they are still working to determine the source of the outbreak. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) initially reported six cases of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC). They announced Friday evening they have confirmed a seventh case. […]

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Health department investigating E. coli outbreak after 6 students at Huntley High School test positive

Health officials have issued a warning after an E. coli outbreak was reported involving six Huntley High School students testing positive for the highly contagious disease. Huntley High School Principal Dr. Marcus Belin sent an email update to parents, staff and students on Thursday about the situation. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) confirmed […]

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Health department reports first case of monkeypox in McHenry County

McHenry County health officials announced Saturday the first probable case of the monkeypox infection in a resident in McHenry County. The McHenry County Department of Health said they identified a single probable case of the monkeypox virus infection in an adult who met initial criteria for the disease and has a positive orthopoxvirus result. Confirmatory […]

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State health officials issue warning to Illinois parents about severe liver damage in children

State health officials are warning parents in Illinois after cases of severe hepatitis in children have been reported in the state, including one case that required a liver transplant. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said Monday that it has learned of three suspected cases of severe hepatitis in children under 10 years of […]

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Health department investigating possible foodborne illness outbreak linked to school in Woodstock

The health department said they are investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak associated with a school in Woodstock. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said they are investigating illnesses that occurred on or after February 7 and have an association with Crystal Lake Montessori School, 3013 South Country Club Road in Woodstock. They are […]