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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.




Dispose of Expired and Unused Medicines for Free at April 30 Drug Take-Back Day and Permanent Collection Sites

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

To improve safety in our homes and communities, the Division of Public Health (DPH), the Medical Society of Delaware, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.





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