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.
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.
In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section encourages Delawareans to take precautions to avoid or reduce mosquito bites, and to put particular emphasis on eliminating backyard mosquito-producing habitat.
While 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.
The 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.
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