Division of Public Health Again Reminds Patients of Concord Medical to Get TestedThe Division of Public Health (DPH) recommended again today that patients of Concord Medical Spine and Pain Center who had invasive procedures performed at the facility contact their health care provider to be evaluated for bloodborne diseases such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Letters were sent to any patient seen by Concord in the last four years; approximately 2,600 people. DPH recently issued a second letter reminding patients to speak with their medical providers; however, over 300 letters have been returned as undeliverable, likely due to former patients moving from the address on file.
Division of Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Incidence and Mortality ReportCancer screening and early detection have contributed to a continuing decline in Delaware’s all-site cancer mortality rate over the past decade say Delaware Public Health officials. From 1998-2002 to 2008-2012, Delaware’s cancer death rate decreased 14 percent, an improvement that was identical to the decline seen nationally (14 percent), according to the latest cancer data announced by the Division of Public Health (DPH).2016-07-19 13:31:18
Division of Public Health Announces Eighth Zika Case from Travel AbroadToday, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced a New Castle County man has tested positive for the Zika virus bringing the total number of cases in Delaware to eight. All of the Zika positive test results are due to a mosquito bite while traveling abroad and none involve a pregnancy. The man was tested within the last two weeks following recent travel.
DPH Encourages Everyone to Know Your HIV Status - "It's Empowering"The Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging Delawareans aged 13 to 64 that have not already done so to get a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test. Although more than 3,500 people are known to be living with HIV in Delaware, one in ten of those infected don’t know they have the disease. That means that 400 people in Delaware may be infected but are unaware, posing a risk not only to their own health, but also to the health of others as well.
Division of Public Health Announces Two New Zika Cases in Delaware MalesThe Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced two New Castle County men have tested positive for the Zika virus bringing the total number of cases in Delaware to seven. All of the Zika positive test results are due to a mosquito bite while traveling abroad and none involve a pregnancy. Both men were tested in June following recent travel. Zika is spread primarily through mosquito bite but can also be sexually transmitted from male to female or passed from mother to fetus during pregnancy.2016-06-30 14:35:32
Beat the Heat: Make a PlanWhile Delaware has yet to experience a significant heat wave in 2016, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is taking the opportunity at the beginning of the summer to remind residents to prepare for excessive heat as the temperatures start to go up.2016-06-20 15:21:56
Delaware Announces Fifth Zika Case From Travel AbroadThe Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today a fifth Zika case following on the heels of the Friday announcement of a fourth case. The new case is a New Castle County adult male who traveled in May. Like the four other cases, the person acquired the illness from a mosquito bite while traveling abroad.2016-06-13 16:38:15
Orlando Response: #lovewins – Delaware Health and Social Services Community ResourcesThe Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced community resources today in response to the shootings at an Orlando gay club over the weekend. Adults and youth struggling with grief or wanting to learn more about local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community resources, can call 2-1-1 in Delaware.2016-06-13 16:28:05
Gov. Markell Declares May 23, 2016 Zika Awareness DayGovernor 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.2016-05-20 15:29:50
Delaware Public Health Announces Three New Flu-Related DeathsDelaware’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. 2016-05-12 10:13:37