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Equine vaccinations essential during peak mosquito season

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Late summer coincides with peak mosquito season, which brings an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) for humans, but also for horses.
“Owners are encouraged to talk to their veterinarian about having their horses vaccinated against these viruses,” said Delaware State Veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst.




DPH Announces Potential Young Child Death From Flu

Date Posted: Monday, May 8th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Even as flu season in Delaware is winding down, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing a potential flu-related death to a child under the age of 2. If confirmed, that would bring the total number of flu-related fatalities for the 2016-2017 flu season to 15. The child passed away near the end of April. To protect the privacy of the child and the family no further information about the child will be released.




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.




Rabid Cat Confirmed In Dover Mobile Home Park

Date Posted: Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Public Health

A cat living at Kings Cliff Mobile Home Park in Dover has tested positive for rabies.




Horse owners urged to make sure vaccinations are up to date

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

With warm weather here and mosquito season under way, Delaware horse owners are being advised to make certain their equines’ vaccinations are current to protect against the threat of two potentially fatal diseases. Unvaccinated horses suffer most severely from both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, which are spread by infected mosquitoes and can be fatal.





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