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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: October 28, 2014
DHSS-10-2014





MEDIA ADVISORY: BRIEFING ON DELAWARE'S EBOLA RESPONSE EFFORTS


WHO: The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor, State of Delaware
Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS)
Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health, DHSS
WHAT: Governor Markell will brief media on Delaware's efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak, following remarks at the 3rd Annual Public Health Preparedness Symposium hosted by the Division of Public Health (DPH) Joined by Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Rita Landgraf and DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay, Governor Markell will discuss ongoing statewide efforts in response to the Ebola virus epidemic. While there are no known cases of Ebola in Delaware and risk of an outbreak is low, the State is taking steps to prepare for possible impact. This briefing will highlight those efforts.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: Dover Downs
131 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



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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