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Public Health Closes Illegal Tattoo Operation in Selbyville

Date Posted: Friday, December 1st, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

On Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) ordered closure of an unpermitted body art establishment operating out of a barbershop in Selbyville. In addition to operating without a permit and being entirely unregulated, DPH staff were unable to confirm that proper sanitary precautions were used. DPH Health Systems Protection staff closed not only the body art establishment, in which tattooing and body piercing activities were taking place without a permit, but also the B & B Barber Shop, located at 5 West Church St., Unit 203, for grossly unsanitary conditions.




World AIDS Day Events in Delaware Dec. 1, 2017

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, marks the 29th World AIDS Day, providing an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and raise awareness of the continuing epidemic around the globe. This year’s theme is “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships”. Several events are scheduled statewide in observance of World AIDS Day.




DPH Confirms First Flu Cases in Children for 2017 – 2018 Season

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

DOVER – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the state’s first laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in children, for the 2017-2018 flu season. Both children are under the age of 4. One is a young male from Sussex County, and the other a female from New Castle County. The pediatric cases bring the […]




Delaware’s Drug Take-Back Event Successful Again; Total Collected: 76,474 Pounds

Date Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

In the 15th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on Oct. 28, Delaware collected 5,518 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Division of Public Health (DPH). Since the first event in May 2010, Delaware has collected a total of 76,474 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine.




Public Health and CVS Health Make Overdose-Reversal Drug Available Without Prescription at DE CVS Pharmacies

Date Posted: Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health and CVS Health announced today that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without an individual prescription at all of the 20 CVS Pharmacy locations in Delaware, including those located inside Target stores.




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