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There are now at least 18 confirmed cases of flu at Delaware's lower-security men's prison.

The outbreak at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in northeast Wilmington began last week -- and the number of lab-confirmed specimens jumped up over the weekend.

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The number of confirmed flu cases at Delaware's Howard R. Young Correctional Institution is growing.

Prison officials now say 18 total specimens submitted for testing have been confirmed as flu cases.

Sussex County has its first official flu case of the season.

The state Division of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the first case of influenza in southern Delaware. A 61-year-old Sussex County woman is recovering at home after the B strain of the virus sent her to an emergency room.

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This year's flu season has arrived in Kent County.

The state Division of Public Health has confirmed its first case of influenza in central Delaware. A 33-year-old woman is recovering at home from the B strain of the virus.

Delaware reports first flu case of new season

Oct 16, 2015
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Delaware has confirmed its first case of flu for the 2015 season.

The Division of Public Health reports a 26-year-old New Castle County man went to the emergency room after falling sick with the virus. He was not hospitalized and is now recovering at home.

The DPH says the man contracted the 'A' strain of the virus, one of two they're warning about this year.

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Another flu season is beginning and Delaware’s Division of Public Health is urging residents to prepare by getting a flu shot.

"It's the best protection," said DPH director Dr. Karyl Rattay.

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Delaware has now officially reported more cases of the flu this year than 2009-2010, when the state experienced an outbreak of the notorious “swine flu.”

The state Division of Public Health now says it has confirmed 2,309 cases of flu in Delaware. That’s more than the yearly total for the 2009-2010 season, which saw 2,247.

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