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Health Officials Issue New Warning after 8 Deaths from Suspected Overdoses Occur Statewide in 4-Day Span

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NEW CASTLE (Aug. 14, 2018) – Eight people have died from suspected overdoses in a four-day span across the state causing Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker to alert the community to the wave of deaths and urging people in active use to seek treatment immediately and to carry […]




National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

Delaware Health and Social Services | Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018

Delaware one of 11 participating states vetting strategies around crises such as Hepatitis C and opioid use disorder WILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware was one of 11 states that vetted potential strategies through the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to address public health crises such as Hepatitis C and opioid use disorder by […]




Raccoon in Hockessin Tests Positive for Rabies

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is warning Hockessin residents in the Highland Meadows area (from Brackenville Road to Sharpless Road) of a positive case of rabies in a raccoon that came into contact with two dogs recently. The raccoon was captured and brought to the DPH Lab, where test results on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, confirmed it had rabies.




Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that a 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2018. The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, the blood sample was sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmatory testing. WNV, a mosquito-borne illness, can become serious, and DPH reminds people to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.




DNREC, Division of Public Health now accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water and drinking water planning grants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, August 3, 2018

DNREC the Delaware Division of Public Health are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts, for matching grants for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water project planning.







  Category: Delaware Health and Social Services


Health Officials Issue New Warning after 8 Deaths from Suspected Overdoses Occur Statewide in 4-Day Span

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NEW CASTLE (Aug. 14, 2018) – Eight people have died from suspected overdoses in a four-day span across the state causing Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker to alert the community to the wave of deaths and urging people in active use to seek treatment immediately and to carry […]




National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

Delaware Health and Social Services | Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018

Delaware one of 11 participating states vetting strategies around crises such as Hepatitis C and opioid use disorder WILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware was one of 11 states that vetted potential strategies through the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to address public health crises such as Hepatitis C and opioid use disorder by […]




Raccoon in Hockessin Tests Positive for Rabies

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is warning Hockessin residents in the Highland Meadows area (from Brackenville Road to Sharpless Road) of a positive case of rabies in a raccoon that came into contact with two dogs recently. The raccoon was captured and brought to the DPH Lab, where test results on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, confirmed it had rabies.




Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that a 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2018. The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, the blood sample was sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmatory testing. WNV, a mosquito-borne illness, can become serious, and DPH reminds people to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.




DNREC, Division of Public Health now accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water and drinking water planning grants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, August 3, 2018

DNREC the Delaware Division of Public Health are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts, for matching grants for wastewater, surface water, and drinking water project planning.