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  • #16

    Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grip Louisville
    By Darla Carter | June 13, 2018 4:02 pm

    Louisville’s hepatitis A outbreak has now topped 450 cases and claimed three lives, according to local health officials.

    An employee of the Jimmy John’s restaurant at 332 W. Broadway is among the latest food service workers to be diagnosed with hepatitis A.

    People who ate at that Jimmy John’s from May 31 to June 6 may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus and should be on the lookout for symptoms such as fatigue and stomach pain, according to the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness...


    • #17

      Kentucky Up To 832 Outbreak-Associated Acute Hepatitis A Cases
      Posted: Jun 20, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

      (LEX 18) The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced that Kentucky now has 832 cases of hepatitis A and six deaths related to the outbreak.

      A total of 52 Kentucky counties have reported outbreak-associated cases, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health...


      • #18

        Kentucky exceeds 1,000 hepatitis A cases
        July 12, 2018
        Chris Yu

        PADUCAH — Kentucky now has more than 1,000 reported cases of hepatitis A, the most of any state in the country.

        “We average 20 per year. There’s [now] 1,020 cases in almost eight months,” said Dr. Jeffrey Howard, the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health...


        • #19

          Four cases of hepatitis A reported
          By Renee Beasley Jones The Messenger-Inquirer Jul 17, 2018 Updated 45 min ago

          Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak continues to spread.

          Eighteen more counties developed cases during the week that ended on July 7. Since Aug. 1, 2017, nearly 1,100 cases have been reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

          "The increase in cases observed in Kentucky was well over the 10-year average of reported hepatitis A cases," according to the KDPH website.

          State health officials report 65 counties now have cases, and eight people in the commonwealth have died as a result of contracting hep A...


          • #20
            Source: State, Louisville Officials Report On Hepatitis A Outbreak

            Posted: Jul 19, 2018 11:31 AM EDT Updated: Jul 19, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

            LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky’s current hepatitis A outbreak is now the largest outbreak in the United States and the biggest ever recorded in both the state and Louisville.
            As of July 7, the outbreak had struck 65 Kentucky counties with 1,094 hepatitis A cases and eight deaths.
            As of July 17, Louisville had 540 cases with four of the state’s eight deaths. While the outbreak continues to grow and spread throughout the state, there is evidence that it may be declining in Louisville.
            On Thursday, state and local officials urged everyone in Louisville and in any county in Kentucky that is part of the current hepatitis A outbreak to get immunized. They also reminded everyone to practice good hand hygiene, particularly after using the restroom and before eating or preparing food.
            New hepatitis cases per day have been trending downward in Louisville since April with 4.1 in April, 3.8 in May, 2.5 in June, and so far, 1.67 in July. “...


            • #21

              Hepatitis A outbreak declared in Northern Kentucky
              WCPO Staff
              11:30 AM, Aug 15, 2018
              9 mins ago

              NEWPORT, Ky. -- For the first time since Kentucky declared a statewide hepatitis A outbreak last November, Northern Kentucky is now under outbreak status for the virus as well.

              There have been 56 cases so far. One case in particular has officials especially concerned as it involves a food worker.

              An investigation by the Northern Kentucky Health Department revealed an employee at the Newport Syndicate was handling food from July 25 and Aug. 11, 2018, when the employee was ill or infectious...


              • #22

                Hepatitis A claims another life in Louisville
                By Darla Carter | August 15, 2018 5:00 pm

                A fifth person has died in Louisville from hepatitis A, according to the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

                The death is the latest in an outbreak of the contagious liver disease that has led to at least 580 cases locally and more than 1,300 statewide.

                No details were released about the deceased, including the person’s age and sex. But department spokesman Dave Langdon said the person had been ill with hepatitis A for a long time...

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                Officials: Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak now worst in US
                Jun 28, 2018

                LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The hepatitis A outbreak in Louisville and other parts of Kentucky is now the worst in the country.

                The Courier Journal reports state health officials confirmed Wednesday at least 969 people have contracted the liver disease. State Public Health department Commissioner Dr. Jeff Howard says the outbreak is the worst on record across the nation and in Kentucky.

                Three of the outbreak's six deaths were in Louisville. Louisville Metro Public Health department spokesman Dave Langdon says officials confirmed 482 cases...


                • #23

                  Hep A Cases Continue To Spread Across Kentucky
                  By Mary Meehan • 1 hour ago

                  The number of cases of Hepatitis A is still rising with nearly 1,500 cases in the commonwealth. Close to 900 people have been hospitalized and 12 people have died.

                  In a typical year Kentucky has fewer than 20 cases of Hepatitis A...



                  Hepatitis A Case Reported at Owenton McDonald's
                  Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:39 RCN Newsdesk

                  A worker at the McDonald's on South Main Street in Owenton has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

                  The Three Rivers Health Department reported that the worker handled food while ill between August 16 and 27...


                  • #24

                    Kentucky hepatitis A outbreak tops 1,500 cases
                    by Robert Herriman
                    September 7, 2018

                    The hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky, which started 10 months ago and has affected 71 percent of the state’s counties, has grown to 1,562 cases through late August. This includes 63 new cases reported the week ending Aug. 25.

                    Fifty-six percent, or 881 people required hospitalization for their illness and 12 people died. Jefferson County has accounted to 593 cases, followed by Boyd and Carter counties with 158 and 120 cases, respectively...


                    • #25

                      School Cancelled In Elliott Co. After Person Associated With School Tests Positive For Hep A

                      Melissa Ratliff
                      3:27 pm
                      September 13, 2018

                      ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)- School is canceled in Elliott County after someone in the school community tested positive for hepatitis A.

                      The school district sent a letter home to parents saying that the school will be closed for cleaning. The superintendent says that the person was not a food handler...


                      • #26

                        Kentucky reports additional hepatitis A deaths
                        by News Desk
                        September 20, 2018

                        Kentucky state health officials have reported two additional hepatitis A (HAV) fatalities during the past two weeks, bringing the death toll to 14.

                        Since the outbreak was declared last November, Kentucky has seen 1,701 cases in 72 percent of the state’s counties. Of this total, 952 cases required hospitalization.

                        Jefferson County has reported the most cases statewide with more than 600 with Boyd and Carter counties each reporting more than 100 cases...


                        • #27

                          Hepatitis A Case Reported At Montgomery Co. Gas Station Subway
                          Melissa Ratliff
                          11:38 am
                          October 1, 2018

                          MT STERLING, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Montgomery County Health Department confirms that an employee at the Pilot station’s Subway has tested positive for hepatitis A.

                          The case is reported at the Pilot on Owingsville Road and the employee was involved in food preparation...

                          ...While the risk of transmission to the public has been determined to be low from this reported case, individuals who visited Pilot Subway from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19, 2018, should be aware of possible symptoms. The most common symptoms of hepatitis A are nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), joint pain, light-colored stools, and dark colored urine...


                          • #28

                            Student In Perry County Tests Positive For Hepatitis A

                            Bridgett Howard
                            3:35 pm
                            October 4, 2018

                            PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A letter from Perry County Schools confirms that a student at West Perry Elementary has tested positive for hepatitis A.

                            Superintendent Jonathan Jett posted a letter from Perry County Schools and from the Kentucky River District Health Department...


                            • #29
                              FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Floyd County Health Department says a person at the Floyd County jail has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
                              Jail officials say the person was isolated and the health department will do vaccinations at the jail this week.


                              • #30

                                Pike County inmate tests positive for hepatitis A
                                By Echo Gamel -
                                October 16, 2018

                                PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – An inmate in the Pike county jail has tested positive for hepatitis A.

                                The jailer at Pike County Detention Center says the prisoner has been medically quarantined...