First Flu Case Confirmed in Delaware This Season

Oct 28, 2016

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Health officials say the first confirmed case of seasonal flu has been confirmed in Delaware.

Delaware's Division of Public Health announced Thursday that lab tests confirmed that a 27-year-old Kent County man had influenza A strain of the flu. The man was not hospitalized.

Health officials say in the last flu season, Delaware had 2,064 confirmed flu cases. Six were fatal.

DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay urged all Delawareans 6 months of age and older to get flu shots.