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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 255-9047, Pager
Email: carl.kanefsky@state.de.us

Date: March 22, 2011
DHSS-24-2011





FIFTH INFLUENZA DEATH IN DELAWARE


Delaware's Division of Public Health reports the fifth flu death statewide of the 2010-2011 flu season occurred March 13 of a 63 year-old woman from Kent County. The individual had underlying health conditions and had been hospitalized.

Certain groups of people are at higher risk of complications from influenza, including people with chronic underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those who are immune suppressed.

Precautions to help stop the spread of flu include:

Stay informed about the latest developments on the flu by visiting www.flu.delaware.gov



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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