A three-year-old boy from Milford has Sussex County’s first confirmed case of influenza this flu season, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health.
The child is the third person in the state to come down with the flu since November 29th. DPH closely monitors the progress of influenza by obtaining reports from medical professionals, facilities and clinics. So far, influenza is not widespread in Delaware this season. However, DPH says there is still time to get vaccinated. Anyone who is six years old or older may benefit from receiving the vaccine, which protects against the A/H3 strain of influenza. Also, spread of influenza may be limited if you frequently wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, and cover up if you sneeze of cough. For more information about influenza and vaccinations call the Division of Public Health at 1-888-295-5156 or 1-302-744-1033.