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DPH Announces Second Flu Death of the Season: Holds Annual Legislative Hall Flu Clinic

Date Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) held its final community flu clinic of the 2016-2017 flu season on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at the Legislative Hall Library. The annual event is open to the public and 31 people were vaccinated.

Additionally, DPH is announcing the second flu-related death for the 2016-2017 season. A 98-year-old New Castle County woman who had underlying health conditions and passed away last week. She had been diagnosed with influenza A.




State of Delaware releases 2016 progress report on climate change and steps forward

Date Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Energy and Climate DNREC

The State of Delaware this week released Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report, highlighting the state’s progress toward meeting the challenges of climate change and outlining steps forward, DNREC announced today.




Delaware Ranks in Top 5 in Nation For Childhood Immunization, DPH Immunization Program Honored With Awards

Date Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Delaware ranks third in the nation for its percentage of immunized children ages 19 to 35 months, and seventh for its percentage of adolescents receiving the trio of the recommended human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccines, according to a recent national rankings report.




Delaware Impacted by Food Recall, Public Health Advising Consumer Caution

Date Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Delawareans of a voluntary recall of certain House-Autry biscuit and cornbread mixes that were shipped to Food Lion and Harris Teeter grocery stores in all three counties. House-Autry Mills, Inc. is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of House-Autry Buttermilk Cornbread Mix, House-Autry Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, and House-Autry Cheese Biscuit Mix as a precaution because one of the company’s third-party ingredient suppliers, Franklin Farms, had purchased milk powder from Valley Milk Products, Inc. This milk powder is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. At this time, there are no illnesses associated with these products in Delaware. Out of an abundance of caution, DPH is encouraging consumers to check their pantries for these products, and to discard or return them to the store where they were purchased.




Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to hold meeting Dec. 7 in Dover

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Categories:  DNREC

The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in Conference Room 220, Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 South Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.





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