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Winter viruses & kids: Difficulty breathing? Seek help

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Delaware’s public health agency already has identified 4,274 lab-confirmed cases of influenza — significantly more than the entire 2021-2022 flu season. It’s confirmed 718 cases of RSV, and the state’s seven-day average for new COVID cases is 164, up from 106 a month ago.  Welcome to the tripledemic health officials have been warning about. All three viruses have similar systems: …

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3 new cases of monkeypox found in Delaware

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

A 42-year-old Kent County man and two New Castle County men, 19 and 24, have become the fourth, fifth and sixth Delawareans to test positive for monkeypox. The risk to the general public in Delaware remains low, the Division of Public Health said Thursday. None of the individuals reported recent travel. While at least one individual confirmed close intimate contact …

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Kent woman diagnosed with West Nile; state’s third case this year

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health has announced that an 87-year-old Kent County woman has become infected with West Nile virus. This marks the state’s third case of a Delawarean contracting the virus in 2021. The woman indicated no travel history that could have led to transmission, meaning she contracted the virus in Delaware. To protect the patient’s privacy, DPH is …