The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced it’s providing a one-time, bulk shipment of 1 million COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to K-12 public school districts outside of Chicago for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
Wednesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered an “uncommon bacteria that causes melioidosis,’ in soil samples from the coast of Mississippi.
On Monday, the Biden Administration planned to name a Monkeypox coordinator. This comes just two months after the United States confirmed its first case, and now, the president is also considering declaring the outbreak a public health emergency. However, local health leaders aren’t sounding the alarm in the bi-state area
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced over $49 million in funding for a variety of health care programs across the state, including several in the Heartland.
The program is headed up by Tammy Kochel, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and involves other faculty, three doctoral students and one master’s student.