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Indian River School District

The state Division of Public Health and Indian River School District report about 50 individuals may have been exposed to someone with active tuberculosis at Georgetown Elementary School.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The skull of a young humpback whale that washed up on Port Mahon Beach last spring is now being prepared for exhibit at a museum in New Castle County.

Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

As Delaware works to set up a system of care for its overdose patients, one option on the table is expanded use of telehealth to connect patients to the addiction treatment and mental health services they need.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health announced the state’s first West Nile Virus-related death in over 6 years Wednesday.

Biden Cancer Initiative

The Biden Cancer Initiative is bringing one of its Biden Cancer Summits to Wilmington Friday.


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There are more indications flu season is getting a head start in the First State this year.


The season officially begins September 30th, but Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) says it’s already confirmed four flu cases.

Poultry producer Allen Harim got one step closer to launching its Millsboro deboning facility Monday.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

New Castle County has finished surveying residents of two communities along Route 9 about environmental conditions in their neighborhoods— and whether they might ultimately want to relocate, if given the opportunity.

Dr. Sandra Gibney works in the Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. She is also a member of Delaware’s Behavioral Health consortium led by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long.

Among other things, that group is charged with combating the state’s opioid crisis. They’ve made wide-ranging recommendations to Gov. John Carney, helped pass overdose legislation and gone out into communities to pass out Narcan, the opioid overdose antidote.

Dr. Gibney sat down this week with Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino to discuss her role on the consortium connecting people with substance abuse disorder to treatment.

The latest survey from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows Delaware’s obesity rate to be moderate compared to the rest of the country.