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Delaware Flu Fatalities Increase To 11 – Highest Number Of Illnesses In Over Ten Years

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Although flu season is beginning to wind down, the number of flu-related deaths in Delaware for the 2016-2017 flu season continues to rise. The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing three more flu-related fatalities bringing this season’s total to 11. The second week of March, an 83-year-old New Castle County woman, infected with Influenza B, and a 77-year-old Kent County woman, infected with Influenza A, died. The third week of March, a 76-year-old Sussex County woman, also infected with Influenza A, died. All had underlying health conditions in addition to being ill with the flu.




Scholarships Support Higher Education For Young Adults With Diabetes

Date Posted: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Delaware Diabetes Coalition in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year, from high school seniors who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The scholarship program, established in 2008, provides much-needed financial assistance to youth living with this chronic disease.




DPH Seeking Public Input On How to Reach Residents During Emergencies

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is seeking the public’s input to develop the most clear and effective ways to reach Delawareans in the event of emergency situations such as hurricanes, flooding, serious illness outbreaks, industrial accidents, and power outages. Over the next several weeks, DPH will survey Delaware residents via email and in-person small group discussions to better understand how to best reach residents with the most accurate and up-to-date information during an emergency event. The information will be used to develop a meaningful Emergency Public Information and Warning Plan for the State of Delaware.




Nominations for Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards Accepted Through April 7

Date Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

NEW CASTLE (March 17, 2017) – Nominations for the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are being accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism through Friday, April 7. These awards recognize the important contributions that Delaware’s youth volunteers, age 17 and younger, make to their communities. Award recipients will be honored at a May ceremony at […]




Planning Spring Break? CDC Text Service Provides Zika Updates To Travelers

Date Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Spring break is all about sunscreen, bathing suits, and travel to warmer weather climates. And this year, it should also be about protecting you and your family from the Zika virus. DPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a number of resources to inform the public on the impacts of Zika, including the CDC’s text messaging service that will inform travelers of Zika updates for their destinations. To receive text messages about Zika for your destination, text PLAN to 855-255-5606 to subscribe.




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