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Delaware’s Office of the State Veterinarian says it’s confirmed two cases of West Nile Virus in horses.


Both horses are from Kent County.

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The Lewes Board of Public Works has found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water of three homes. That’s out of ten samples taken roughly three weeks ago.


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Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker has sent recommendations to Gov. John Carney laying out a plan for the state to implement a health care spending benchmark.

The Division of Public Health confirms the first death from rabies in Delaware in almost 80 years.

Representatives from Pew Charitable Trusts are holding interviews with Delaware health officials.  Their goal is to make recommendations to the state on how to more effectively mitigate damage caused by the opioid crisis. recomendations 

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The Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of whooping cough in Kent County’s Amish population.

Delaware’s Behavioral Health Consortium is starting to map out how to best use state funding allocated to combat the opioid crisis.

State health officials confirm a second human case of West Nile Virus in Delaware this year.


A 68-year-old New Castle County man was hospitalized in July with West Nile Virus, and remains in the hospital for unrelated issues.

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As the new school year begins, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is reminding First State residents to make sure they are up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations.


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Premiums for Affordable Care Act insurance plans in Delaware will rise 3 percent next year.