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  Category: Division of Public Health


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.




After 14-Month Review, Johns Hopkins Team Releases Major Recommendations for Strengthening Delaware’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment System

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

NEW CASTLE (July 24, 2018) – Following a 14-month review of Delaware’s opioid use disorder treatment system, a research team from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative today recommended four major strategies to achieve the state’s goal of a system of care that is accessible, evidence-based, individualized, […]




DPH Advises Customers of BroadKiln Beach, PrimeHook Water Companies to Boil Water After Samples Test Positive for E. coli Bacteria

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has advised the operator of Broadkiln Beach Water Company located in Sussex County to issue a boil water notice to customers after water samples collected from the system tested positive for the presence of E-coli bacteria on Friday, July 20. Because the Broadkiln Beach Water Company shares a connection with PrimeHook Water Company, anyone who uses drinking water from either system should not drink the water without boiling it first.







  Category: Division of Public Health


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.




After 14-Month Review, Johns Hopkins Team Releases Major Recommendations for Strengthening Delaware’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment System

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Governor | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

NEW CASTLE (July 24, 2018) – Following a 14-month review of Delaware’s opioid use disorder treatment system, a research team from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative today recommended four major strategies to achieve the state’s goal of a system of care that is accessible, evidence-based, individualized, […]




DPH Advises Customers of BroadKiln Beach, PrimeHook Water Companies to Boil Water After Samples Test Positive for E. coli Bacteria

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has advised the operator of Broadkiln Beach Water Company located in Sussex County to issue a boil water notice to customers after water samples collected from the system tested positive for the presence of E-coli bacteria on Friday, July 20. Because the Broadkiln Beach Water Company shares a connection with PrimeHook Water Company, anyone who uses drinking water from either system should not drink the water without boiling it first.