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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.




West Nile Virus confirmed in Delaware horse

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Office of the State Veterinarian today announced the Delaware’s first case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse in 2017. This is the first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in Delaware since 2015.




Equine vaccinations essential during peak mosquito season

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Late summer coincides with peak mosquito season, which brings an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) for humans, but also for horses.
“Owners are encouraged to talk to their veterinarian about having their horses vaccinated against these viruses,” said Delaware State Veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst.




Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section for 2017 West Nile virus monitoring

Date Posted: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

The DNREC Mosquito Control Section asks the public to help monitor West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus.




DNREC Mosquito Control urges property owners to ‘Look About, Dump It Out!’ to eliminate standing water that can breed mosquitoes

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section urges residential and business property owners throughout the state to empty all standing water sources, large and small, to reduce mosquito-breeding habitat on their properties.





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