DPH Confirms Season’s 1st Flu Cases

The flu has arrived in Delaware. Delaware Public Health said Monday that the season’s first two cases of influenza have been laboratory-confirmed. One involves a 26-year-old Sussex County woman with influenza A. A Kent County child under age five required hospitalization for Influenza strain B. Neither of them had received the flu vaccine. “This first…

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Flu Shots Become Available In Del.

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If you want to minimize your chance of getting the flu, or reduce the seriousness if you do get sick, now’s the time to schedule a flu shot, according to Delaware Public Health. It takes about two weeks after a vaccination for the antibodies to develop. DPH operates several clinics at community-based locations where staff…

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Del. Reports 1st Known Flu-Related Death Of Current Season

Delaware’s first confirmed influenza-related death of the current flu season has been reported by state health officials – a 56–year-old Kent County man. Delaware Public Health said Wednesday that the man was infected with influenza B, and had underlying health conditions. “This tragedy reminds us that while we are diligently fighting COVID-19, we cannot forget…

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Influenza Has Arrived In Delaware

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Delaware’s first known case of influenza for the current season is also the first pediatric case of the season. Public Health officials said Thursday that labs have confirmed that a child under age five from Kent County has been diagnosed with the flu. The state has been encouraging all Delawareans to get the flu vaccine,…

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Delaware Flu Activity Remains High Late in the Season

The Delaware Department of Health Services is reporting continual elevated reported cases of influenza A (H3N2) viruses. This is despite the fact that the 2018-2019 flu season should be coming to a close, based on historical reported cases. As on March 23, State health officials say there have been 5,854 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in…

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