Category: Public Health

Turn in Unused and Expired Medications on Drug Take-Back Day: October 28, 2017

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

With hundreds of lives being lost to drug overdoses each year in our state, Delaware will hold a Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at 22 locations statewide between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

DPH Announces Delaware’s First Case of West Nile Virus in Humans in Two Years

Date Posted: Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

A 70-year-old Kent County woman was briefly hospitalized with West Nile virus (WNV) and is now recovering at home. The case is the first lab-confirmed human WNV case reported in 2017.

DE Residents Who Attended VA Chili Cook-Off Asked to Complete Survey in Wake of Foodborne Illness Outbreak

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Delawareans who attended the Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook-Off, in Chincoteague, Virginia, on September 30, 2017, are being asked to complete an online survey in the wake of a foodborne illness outbreak associated with the event.

Delaware Flu Season Starts; Governor Carney Gets His Flu Shot at DPH Clinic

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor Public Health

Today Governor John Carney rolled up his sleeve to get his annual flu shot at the Division of Public Health’s (DPH) drive-thru flu clinic in Dover, officially launching the state’s flu season prevention efforts.

31 Severely Neglected Animals Rescued in Seaford

Date Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Division of Public Delaware Office of Animal Welfare received a tip about a property in the Seaford area with neglected animals. Delaware Animal Services (DAS), the state’s animal control and cruelty enforcement unit, found approximately 43 dead dogs and took into custody another 32 animals, including 31 dogs and a cat.



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