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A student at the University of Delaware has tested negative for the coronavirus.

University officials say that the student is being released from the hospital and is doing well.

A second student is still awaiting results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Division of Public Health is monitoring 13 people who came back from China.

None have shown any symptoms.

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Two students at the University of Delaware have been screened for the Caronavirus.

WBOC reports that university officials say the students do not live on campus and are currently in isolation at a local hospital.

The school says that the Division of Public Health is conducting the tests along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

University officials say the risk of student is low.

There are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the First State.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State officials are reminding Virginians it's not too late to get their flu vaccine.

The Virginia Department of Health encourages all Virginians older than 6 months to receive the vaccine. State health officials gathered last week for an event in Richmond to highlight the importance of the vaccine and get a flu shot themselves.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's health department has confirmed a third case of measles amid a national surge of the acute viral respiratory illness.

Frances Phillips, the state's deputy secretary for public health, says it's "concerning that three cases of measles have been identified in Maryland in such a short period of time."

Health officials announced the state's first case this year about two weeks ago.

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The state of Delaware has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases.

That’s according to a new federal study.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the First State ranked 8th for chlamydia per capita and 10th for gonorrhea per capita.  

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state has ranked in the top 20 for chlamydia since 2009.

For gonorrhea Delaware has ranked 13th since 2015.

The CDC says the rise in gonorrhea is most troubling because it has become increasingly drug resistant.

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Delaware will be using some $813-thousand in grant money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the Zika virus.

The funds will allow the First State to hire a new epidemiologist and physician to fight the virus.

It will also help fund the efforts to trap mosquitos and test samples.

$180-thousand will go for the epidemiologist and a part time physician.

Another $270-thousand will go to a lab for testing, planning and surveillance while $166-thousand will directly pay for mosquito control.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Federal health officials say the outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections from imported cucumbers has reached Maryland.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news release Tuesday that one person in Maryland has infected. That brings the total number of affected states to 35.

Four deaths have been reported from Salmonella Poona, and more than 700 have been infected.

The salmonella has been found in cucumbers grown in Mexico and distributed by a San Diego company.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health is pushing hepatitis C screening for baby boomers and intravenous drug users.

The state agency is set to launch the campaign next month to get doctors and substance abuse clinicians more information on who is at risk.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Delaware is one of seven states that does not generally report the number of such cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Karyl Rattay says that the campaign will also help get a better handle on the numbers in the state.

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A Delaware commercial lab did receive live anthrax in an accidental shipment from the Department of Defense.

State health officials say they were told by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it was a low concentration of the bug.

The Delaware Division of Public health emphasized that there is no danger to the public and that the state is working closely with the CDC on decontamination of the facility.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that state officials also declined to identify which lab was involved.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the homicide rate in major cities has been declining but firearm suicide rates in cities are on the upswing.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a rabies death in Maryland was caused by an organ transplant.

The agency said Friday that three other people in Florida, Georgia and Illinois who got organs from the same donor are getting anti-rabies shots.

The donor died in Florida in 2011 after moving there from North Carolina.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Federal health officials have completed a preliminary report regarding a recent rash of suicides of teenagers in Delaware.

A medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was expected to join state officials on a media conference call on Thursday to discuss the findings.

The state Department of Health and Social Services asked the CDC in March to conduct an epidemiological investigation into the suicide deaths of several teens and young adults in Kent and Sussex counties.