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A Safer Meal: The Importance of Food Protection Managers

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

A national study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that restaurants with Certified Food Protection Managers (CFPMs) had fewer of most types of food safety violations. Such food managers receive special training and are responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations. The CFPM must also be knowledgeable about foodborne illness symptoms, how to minimize risk factors, and how make corrective actions if necessary.




Office of Animal Welfare Reminds Residents of Statewide Locations for Purchasing Dog Licenses

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

It’s now easier than ever for dog owners in Delaware to license their furry family members, as required by state law. The Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) has just added three retail locations to the list of places where residents can purchase dog licenses. Dog licenses are required for all dogs, six months and older. Those who fail to license their dogs face fines of $50 or more.




Division of Public Health Announces New Zika Transmission Guidelines and Delaware Cases

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

Today, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) updated its guidelines for sexual transmission of the Zika virus following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of the first reported case of female to male sexual transmission in New York. DPH is also announcing two new travel-related cases in Delaware. A Sussex County woman, and a New Castle County man tested positive for the Zika virus, bringing the total number of cases in Delaware to 10. All of the Zika positive test results are due to a mosquito bite while traveling abroad and none involve a pregnancy. Both individuals were tested within the last few weeks.




New Castle County Resident is First Flu-Related Death of the 2015-2016 Season

Date Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the first flu-related death of the 2015-2016 flu season. The individual is an 88-year-old man from New Castle County who died on March 14, 2016. The Delaware Public Health Laboratory confirmed that he was infected with influenza A. The gentleman also had underlying health conditions.




Delaware Quitline Offers Free Smoking Cessation Supplies to Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary

Date Posted: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is helping the Delaware Quitline celebrate a major milestone this month. The Quitline has now been helping Delaware smokers break their addiction for the past 15 years.

The Delaware Quitline is a toll-free tobacco cessation hotline (1-866-409-1858) that provides tobacco users (including e-cigarette users) the option of receiving counseling by phone or in person. Health care professionals trained in cessation counseling are available statewide for in-person counseling. All Quitline services are free to Delaware residents 18 years of age and older.





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