Delaware Division of Public Health

Enterovirus Case Confirmed in Delaware

Sep 29, 2014
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The Delaware Division of Public Health has confirmed that a child has tested positive for Enterovirus.

There have been reports of 15 children with the respiratory viral illness.

State officials say that the number of illnesses is slightly above normal but not high enough to raise concerns.     

The children range from one to 17 years of age.

Officials recommend washing your hands with soap and water frequently for 20 seconds as well as covering coughs and sneezes to avoid spreading the virus.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has given final approval to a bill requiring members of Delaware's Public Service Commission to file financial disclosure statements for public review.

House members voted unanimously for the bill Thursday. The legislation was approved unanimously by the Senate last May and now goes to the governor.

The legislation adds the commissioners to a long list of other state officials who must file financial disclosure statements, including lawmakers, judges and cabinet officials.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland health officials are reporting the state's first death from the West Nile virus.

State health department spokeswoman Dori Henry said Thursday that the department is not releasing any details on the death. Maryland has had 13 cases of West Nile virus so far this year. Nineteen cases were reported last year and 23 the year before in Maryland.