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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: August 9, 2016
DHSS-8-2016





ZIKA UPDATE: NEW FEDERAL FUNDING, MEDICAL PLANNING, AND MOSQUITO CONTROL


WHO: Division of Public Health (DPH), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and U.S. Senator Tom Carper
WHAT: Announcement of new federal Zika prevention funding, update on Delaware Zika preparation planning, and a mosquito control demonstration.
WHEN: Thursday August 11, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Public Health Laboratory, 30 Sunnyside Rd., Smyrna, DE 19977
SPEAKERS: Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health (DPH)
Bill Meredith, DNREC Mosquito Control Administrator
U.S. Senator Tom Carper
QUESTIONS: 302-744-4704.

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, and 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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