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Public Health Closes Illegal Tattoo Operation in Clayton

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) closed a Clayton body art business December 5, 2016, that was operating without a permit. The operation had no official name and was run out of a private home at 253 Christiana River Drive in Clayton without the required body art establishment permit. In addition to operating without a permit and being entirely unregulated, DPH staff were unable to confirm proper sanitary precautions were used. DPH encourages customers who may have received services at this location to contact their health care provider for evaluation for diseases such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that may have been transmitted through unsterile equipment.




National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 4 – 10, 2016: It’s Not Too Late to Get A Flu Shot

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

With flu activity increasing and family and friends planning gatherings for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not yet done so. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect you and your loved ones, against the effects of this virus. People of every age, including people in good health, are at risk of flu. That’s why the Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine every season. December 4 -10, 2016 is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW).




Delaware Events Mark Wold AIDS Day

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

Dec. 1, 2016, marks the 29th anniversary of World AIDS Day. The theme this year is, “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.” World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), to show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those lost to the disease.




14 Severely Neglected Dogs Rescued in Millsboro by the Office of Animal Welfare; Dogs Recovering at Brandywine Valley SPCA

Date Posted: Monday, November 28th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

As friends and families were gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare officers were able to rescue 14 severely emaciated and neglected dogs from a Millsboro property. Delaware Animal Services (DAS), the state’s animal control and cruelty enforcement unit, received a tip regarding several neglected dogs, as well as dogs running loose in a wooded area. Officers responded to capture the loose dogs, who were in poor condition, and to interview concerned residents about the state of the animals left on the property. Officers obtained a search warrant and upon entry, observed numerous emaciated dogs that needed immediate medical attention and four deceased dogs on the property. The property appeared to be neglected and there was no evidence of food or water for the animals.




State Funding Available to Help Fix Distressed Cemeteries

Date Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health would like to remind property owners that funding is available to support the many small and older cemeteries that often lack the funds for long-term care and maintenance. The Distressed Cemetery Fund was established in 2009 to provide for the preservation of cemeteries by supporting repair and improvement projects that are outside normal maintenance activities. Cemeteries must be registered before they can apply for Distressed Cemetery Funds.





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