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UI sees biggest mumps outbreak in decade

By Mariah Schaefer

July 30, 2015

A mumps outbreak that started around April at the University has continued to produce cases of the viral illness.According to Rachella Thompson-Brown, communicable disease investigator at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, there have been around 58 cases of mumps reported, and the majority ...

First West Nile case reported in Champaign County for 2014

By Daily Illini Staff Report

August 26, 2014

The first case of West Nile virus was reported in Champaign County after a mosquito sample pool and a dead bird tested positive for the virus. The infected bird was found on Aug. 8, and the mosquito pool on Aug. 19, said Jeff Blackford, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District program coordinator. An addit...