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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 21, 2014
DHSS-10-2014





NO EBOLA CASE IN DELAWARE


(Wilmington, DE) October 21, 201 - A New Castle County health care provider screened an adult today for Ebola based upon statements made by the person. The person did not meet the criteria for exposure. The Delaware Division of Public Health has asked all medical providers to do Ebola screenings as a matter of extra precaution and such screenings are ongoing statewide. No Ebola case has been confirmed in Delaware.

For further general community information on Ebola resources, dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/pressreleases/2014/ebolainf-102014.html.

DPH reminds medical providers to screen for travel history and isolate the patient if Ebola is suspected, and alert the DPH Office of Epidemiology at 888-295-5156 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) or 302-744-4700 (after 4:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays).

For further information for medical providers, visit dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/php/alertshan2014.html for Delaware health alerts.

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.



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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