• State recommends hepatitis A vaccinations to curb outbreak

    5 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    Kentucky's Department of Public Health recommended on Monday that all unvaccinated people in six of the state's counties seek hepatitis A vaccination because of an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A infections.
    Of the 311 cases currently known of in Kentucky, 214 victims live in the Jefferson County/Louisville area. Additionally, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties have each reported five or more cases. To date, one death in the state is attributed to the outbreak, according to the DPH.
    Regarding the threat of local transmission, DPH Commissioner Dr. Jeffrey Howard, said in the...
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