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DPH, DNREC Join Sen. Carper to Announce Zika Funding for Delaware

Date Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC Public Health

Senator Carper joined officials from the Division of Public Health and DNREC to announce $813,000 in federal funding to help Delaware’s efforts to prevent and respond to the Zika virus.




Governor Markell Signs Legislation Expanding Needle and Syringe Exchange

Date Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Categories:  Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell today signed legislation expanding the state’s Syringe Exchange Program (SEP). Senate Bill 259 authorizes the state Division of Public Health to expand the program, which currently operates only in Wilmington, statewide should federal funding become available, to help reduce the sharing of potentially infected needles and supports the state’s larger efforts to address opioid addiction and HIV transmission.




Division of Public Health Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month

Date Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

Every year, thousands of Americans are hospitalized, and some die, from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination. To celebrate the importance of immunizations for all ages, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.




Governor Signs Legislation to Expand School-based Health Centers

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Categories:  Office of Governor Markell

At a signing ceremony today at Conrad Schools of Science near Wilmington, Governor Markell signed House Bill 234 which ensures that school-based health centers are established in every Delaware secondary public school.




Division of Public Health Announces Two New Zika Cases in Delaware Males

Date Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

The 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.





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