CDC offers preliminary report on Del. suicides

DOVER, Del. (AP) - August 9, 2012

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.

One aim of the report was to examine risk factors and make recommendations about strategies that schools, communities and state officials can use to prevent future suicides.

A final report from CDC is not expected for several more months.

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