Two More Influenza Cases in Delaware

Nov 4, 2014

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware health officials have confirmed two new cases of influenza.

Influenza B was confirmed in a pre-school-aged boy from Newark and in a pre-school-aged girl from Dover on Oct. 20. Neither child was hospitalized.

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced the state's first confirmed case of influenza on Oct. 14. That case involved a 2-year-old from Sussex County who also did not need to be hospitalized.

Health officials say the cases show how important vaccinations are, both for parents and children, saying "children are safest from influenza when surrounded by people who are vaccinated."

Health officials say vaccinations are especially important for pregnant women, seniors, those with compromised immune systems and caregivers of young children.