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Avian flu confirmed on New Castle County poultry farm

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

A case of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed on a Kent County commercial broiler farm.  Following an investigation by the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory, a chicken or chickens on the farm have tested positive for highly contagious flu. This case follows previously announced cases on farms …

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Del. announces first 2 cases of flu and encourages vaccines

Ken Mammarella Headlines, Health

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Delaware today announced the season’s first confirmed cases of influenza: a Kent County child under age 5, infected with influenza strain B, who was hospitalized, and a 26-year-old Sussex County woman, with influenza strain A, who was not hospitalized. Neither individual had received the flu vaccine, Delaware Division of Public Health pointed out. The division used the …