Sussex County DPH Mobile Unit at Milford Wellness Village Tuesday

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The Milford Wellness Village is partnering with the Sussex County Mobile Unit from Delaware Public Health to provide free flu shots, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and other services on Tuesday, November 1st from 10 to 3pm. Other services include Clinical and Community Resource Connections and counseling and referral services. No appointment is needed – and…

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DPH Concerned Over Increasing Flu and RSV Cases In Delaware

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Delaware Public Health is seeing an increase in respiratory viruses – especially in influenza and RSV. In the week ending on October 22 there were 44 laboratory confirmed cases of flu – compared to 19 the week before. The total is at 69 – the flu season officially began on October 2. For the same…

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Flu Now in All Delaware Counties & 1st Pediatric Case

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There is now flu in all three Delaware counties. Public Health announced two new lab-confirmed cases of flu – one in an unvaccinated child under 5 in New Castle and one in an unvaccinated 43 year old Sussex County woman. Both are diagnosed with the influenza strain A. These cases bring the total statewide to…

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Flu Season is Underway in Delaware

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Delaware’s first laboratory-confirmed case of the flu has been announced by the Division of Public Health. The first case is a 32 year old Kent County woman, with influenza strain A, who was vaccinated. From a release from Delaware Public Health: The flu vaccine is recommended for Delawareans 6 months of age and older and…

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DE to Expand Monkeypox Vaccinations; Unveils New Public Health Alert Website

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There are now 25 monkeypox cases in Delaware – a low number compared to neighboring states. Public Health officials continue to ensure the most at-risk persons are vaccinated against the virus. Vaccinations are available at Beebe Healthcare and DPH clinics – appointments are needed. A new Public Health Alert website is now available which will…

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Del. Expands Access to Monkeypox Vaccine

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Delaware Public Health is expanding the availability of the Monkeypox Vaccine. The vaccine has been available at public health clinics so far by appointment only. It will be made available to more categories of individuals this week: Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and have had multiple (more than one) or…

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Del. Public Health Reports 3 More Suspected Monkeypox Cases

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Delaware health officials now report six suspected cases of Monkeypox, which are considered probable pending CDC testing.The most recent three cases involve a 42-year-old Kent County man and two New Castle County men.Delaware Public Health officials said Thursday that based on the current number of cases and information available about the disease, the risk to…

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Del. Overdose Deaths Reach Monthly High In May 2022

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Delaware health officials are concerned that more lives may be lost at a faster rate due to overdose connected to deadly fentanyl or the increasing use of cocaine.According to Delaware Health and Social Services, 42 people died in May of suspected overdoses, based on findings from the Delaware Division of Forensic Science. That is a…

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Tue. Memorial Will Honor Delawareans Who Have Lost Their Lives Due To COVID

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A memorial takes place this week for Delawareans whose lives were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Tuesday’s service will also include the planting of a memorial tree. Also, the Yellow Heart Memorial will allow surviving family members to honor their loved ones.The COVID-19 Remembrance Memorial Service, hosted by Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Public Health…

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Rabies Found In Fox In Frankford

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A fox in the Frankford area has tested positive for rabies.According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, it is not aware of any known contact between the rabid fox and humans, but there were reports of the fox attacking stray cats.Residents and visitors to the areas of Burbage and Jones Roads, and Burbage Road…

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Gov. Carney Revises, Extends Public Health Emergency Order

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Delaware’s Public Health Emergency Order was revised and extended for 30 days Thursday by Governor John Carney. State law requires that a public health emergency declaration be extended every 30 days. According to Carney’s office, the action allows the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs and allows staffing…

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DPH Launches Text Alert Messaging To COVID-19 Positive Persons

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Contact Tracing Team has launched a pre-call SMS/text messaging initiative to individuals who test positive for COVID-19. It involves sending a text message to COVID-positive individuals and providing initial isolation guidance and recommendations through a secure web platform before they receive a call from the Contact Tracing Team.…

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Health Survey Goes Out To Selected Del. Households

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Delaware Public Health has begun a series of community assessments to get a better understanding of the concerns and needs of Delawareans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to improve overall health of Delawareans in the future. DPH and the University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities and Epidemiology Program will conduct the survey. Households have…

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