The Office of the State Veterinarian announced today Delaware’s first and second cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) found in horses in 2018. The first infected horse is a 3-year-old Standardbred mare and the second horse is a 2-year-old Thoroughbred mare, both residing in Kent County.
The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and Department of Agriculture (DDA) are asking residents to increase efforts to prevent exposure to rabies after the death of a Kent County woman from the disease. The woman, who lived west of Felton, is the second Delawarean to contract, and subsequently pass away from, the disease. The first was a young boy from Newport, who passed away in 1941 after being bitten by a stray dog.
The Division of Public Health (DPH) is investigating an outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in Kent County. Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease transmitted by coughing or sneezing, or coming in direct contact with respiratory secretions of infected persons. The most common symptom is uncontrollable coughing spells often followed by a characteristic “whoop” sound. The disease can cause severe illness in infants and young children.
Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Jennifer Cohan and Delaware Governor John Carney were joined by members of the state’s congressional delegation and local leaders as they cut the ribbon on the South Frederica Grade Separated Intersection (GSI) on Friday. “Investing in infrastructure is a central part of our strategy to make sure that Delaware […]
Induction ceremony set for Thursday, September 27 in Dover WILMINGTON, Del. — Governor John Carney on Friday announced the Office of Women’s Advancement & Advocacy and the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee have selected four remarkable women to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women in September. The inductees include former […]