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Gov. Markell Declares May 23, 2016 Zika Awareness Day

Date Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

Governor Jack Markell declared Monday, May 23, 2016, Zika Awareness Day. The day is designed to remind people that preventing mosquito bites is the best protection against Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.




Governor Markell Proclaims National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 15-21, 2016)

Date Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

In appreciation of the service and dedication of Delaware’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, Governor Jack Markell proclaimed May 15 – 21, 2016 as National Emergency Medical Services Week.




Delaware Public Health and CDC Honor Michelle Power with Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Date Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Public Health

Michelle P. Power, BS, MT (ASCP), from Christiana Care Health System, has been named Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunizations in Delaware.




Delaware Public Health Announces Three New Flu-Related Deaths

Date Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) reported three more flu-related deaths for the 2015-2016 flu season, bringing the total to six. The three new fatalities involved two New Castle County residents, a 69-year-old female (Influenza A H1N1 – Swine) and a 54-year-old male (Influenza B); and a Sussex County resident, a 42-year-old female. All had underlying health conditions.




Stricter Regulations Proposed for Opioid Prescriptions

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of State Kent County New Castle County News Public Health Sussex County

Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock has proposed stricter regulations for the prescribing of opioid analgesics to help stem the tide of opioid prescription drug abuse and addiction.




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