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More Mumps in Delaware

Apr 13, 2018
Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s Division of Public Health is reporting two more cases of the mumps in the First State. The total outbreak now includes 15 people.  

The number of confirmed flu cases has dropped significantly in recent weeks, following a four week stretch of record breaking reports for flu in the First State. But the Department of Public Health is reporting three new flu-related deaths, placing the total at 34 for the season.

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Officials with the Delaware Division of Public Health say the mumps are spreading in Delaware.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual county health assessment places Sussex as the healthiest county followed by New Castle and Kent.

For the fourth straight week, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is announcing a single-week record for flu cases.

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The First State is seeing a spike in flu cases.

The Delaware Division of Public Health reports there were 142 lab-confirmed cases locally for the week ending December 30, 2017 – a 48 percent jump over the previous week.

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