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Tips to prevent the flu, after the first flu-related death in Delaware

Tips to prevent the flu, after the...

DELAWARE - Delaware's Division of Public Health is reporting the first flu-related death of the season. 

The 47-year-old male from New Castle County was infected with influenza A. We're told he had other underlying health conditions. 

But how do you make sure that you either have a cold or the flu?

Both are caused by viruses and similar symptoms may overlap like a runny nose or a cough.

But when you have the flu, you're more likely to have muscle pains, headaches, or even a fever. 

Anyone can get the flu, but some may greater risks. At the top of that list would be pregnant woman and behind that anyone with chronic diseases. 

They recommend anyone who catches the flu, to stay away from areas where you can infect others. 

And you still have time to get your flu shots. Delaware flu shot clinics up and down the states. 

Here's a list of locations in Kent & Sussex County:

  • Adams State Service Center, 544 S. Bedford St., Georgetown: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. by appointment.  Ages 9 and old older. 
  •  Shipley State Service Center, 350 Virginia Avenue, Seaford: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Walk In.  All ages, 6 months and older. 
  •  Milford State Service Center, 253 NE Front St, Milford: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., by appointment. Ages 9 and older. 
  • Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. appointment only. Ages 9 and older. 

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