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Dog in Houston tests positive for rabies

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

DOVER — A family dog in Houston, Delaware tested positive for rabies after biting his two adult owners. The victims were bitten while attempting to put the dog in a kennel and the animal became aggressive towards them. The dog was not leashed when outside and the home has no fenced backyard, so it is […]




DNREC, DHSS issue new fish consumption advisories that reflect continuing improvement in water quality for Delaware waterways

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Fish and Wildlife Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC Public Health

New fish consumption advisories issued today by DNREC and DHSS show that the concentration of chemical contaminants in fish caught from Delaware waterways continues to decline – which indicates water quality is improving throughout the state and also means that fish caught in many Delaware waters can be eaten today with lowered concerns about risks to public health.




Single-Week Flu Cases Increase Again, DPH Reports Additional Flu Deaths, Including First in Kent County

Date Posted: Monday, February 19th, 2018
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) reports that there were 1,268 lab-confirmed flu cases recorded between February 4 to February 10. This brings the season’s total to 4,235. Last season’s final figures of 4,590, were the highest number of seasonal cases since record keeping began in 2004.




DPH Reports Six Additional Flu-Related Deaths; 995 Flu Cases Recorded in One Week

Date Posted: Monday, February 12th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

The number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases in Delaware continues to surge and one-week totals have now surpassed the highest single-week totals in Delaware reporting history, that dates back to 2008 – 2009. The Division of Public Health (DPH) reports that there were 995 lab-confirmed flu cases recorded between January 28 and February 3, 2018. The highest single-week total previously recorded was 671 cases in 2009-2010. The most recent weekly number brings the total flu cases to 2,966 for the 2017-2018 season. In addition, DPH is announcing six flu-related deaths have occurred in the last week alone, bringing the season’s total to 10.




Governor Carney Authorizes Delaware National Guard to Assist with Water Distribution in Town of Blades

Date Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services DEMA Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor Public Health Safety and Homeland Security Sussex County

Executive Order provides additional resources for town, residents DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday signed an Executive Order authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist the Town of Blades with distributing water to residents impacted by high levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in municipal wells. The Delaware National Guard has provided two, 400-gallon […]




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