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  • #31
    Source: Counts as of October 6, 2018:
    • Total Outbreak: 2,050
    • Hospitalizations: 1126
    • Deaths: 14


    • #32

      Hepatitis A kills 2 in Frankfort as Kentucky outbreak death toll increases
      By WKYT News Staff |
      Posted: Wed 11:43 AM, Oct 31, 2018 |
      Updated: Wed 1:02 PM, Oct 31, 2018

      FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The Franklin County Health Department says two are dead as a result of the state's ongoing hepatitis A outbreak.

      The health department says the two had underlying medical conditions which made their infections more severe.

      Franklin County has a total of 28 cases of hepatitis A, and these are the first two deaths for the county.

      Latest numbers show Kentucky has had 2,275 cases and 14 deaths as a result of the outbreak, which has lasted approximately one year.

      More than one-half of all cases have been associated with illicit drug usage...


      • #33

        Franklin Co. KFC worker infected with hepatitis A virus
        By WKYT News Staff |
        Posted: Fri 8:05 AM, Nov 02, 2018

        FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Another case of hepatitis A is being reported in Franklin County.

        The Franklin County Health Department says an employee at KFC on US 127 tested positive for the virus...


        • #34

          Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Week 38, 2018 September 16,
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          • #35

            Perry County food worker diagnosed with hepatitis A
            By Echo Gamel -
            November 21, 2018

            PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Health officials report a food worker in Perry County has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

            The Kentucky River District Health Department says it received a report on November 20 about an employee at Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken on East Main Street in Hazard testing positive for hepatitis A...

            ...Health officials say customers who dined at the restaurant between October 25 and November 13 may have been exposed and are recommending those customers get a Hepatitis A vaccination...


            • #36

              Hepatitis A reported at restaurants in Lexington, Winchester
              By Echo Gamel -
              November 27, 2018

              ...The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says customers who ate at the following restaurants in November may have been exposed to hepatitis A because of an infected food handler:
              - Advertisement -

              • Hardee’s, 2990 Richmond Road, Lexington; November 23-26, 2018;
              • Waffle House, 2347 Buena Vista, Lexington; November 11-19, 2018;
              • Waffle House, 4 Carol Road, Winchester; November 20, 2018...


              • #37

                Kentucky hepatitis A outbreak tops 3,000 cases
                by News Desk
                December 11, 2018

                Kentucky state health officials are reporting more than 3,000 hepatitis A outbreak cases since Aug. 2017.

                hepatitis AAs of Dec. 1, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has identified 3,021 hepatitis A cases in the current outbreak. Half of these cases required hospitalization and 19 people have died.

                This is up from 2865 cases and 18 deaths on Nov. 24...


                • #38

                  Employee at Glasgow Burger King diagnosed with Hepatitis A
                  By WBKO News Staff |
                  Posted: Fri 2:30 PM, Dec 14, 2018 |
                  Updated: Fri 3:36 PM, Dec 14, 2018

                  GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - The Barren River District Health Department is investigating a case of Hepatitis A in an employee at the Glasgow Burger King. The restaurant is located at 124 James Rogers Rd.

                  Local public health officials have done an inspection of the restaurant, which did not result in any food code violations. All employees will be required to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine before returning to work...


                  • #39

                    Health officials are continuing to warn the public about the state's Hepatitis A outbreak
                    By Kelly Dean |
                    Posted: Fri 7:01 PM, Dec 28, 2018

                    (WBKO) -- Health officials are continuing to warn the public about the state's Hepatitis A outbreak, and how to prevent getting infected.

                    As of December 15, the Kentucky Department of Public Health reports that there has been 3,265 total outbreaks of Hepatitis A in Kentucky. Over 170 of those cases are in the 13 News viewing area.

                    1,625 have been hospitalized, and 21 people have died...


                    • #40

                      Ballad: 3 Indian Path Community Hospital employees test positive for hepatitis A
                      by WCYB Staff
                      Thursday, January 3rd 2019

                      KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) - Ballad Health issued in a statement Thursday afternoon that three employees of Indian Path Community Hospital were infected with the hepatitis A virus.

                      Ballad said they found that out this week and have been in close contact with the health department and are providing vaccinations for all Indian Path employees.

                      The healthcare system claimed the risk of transmission is low...
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                      Central Kentucky counties continue to see upswing in hepatitis A cases
                      By Lauren Minor |
                      Posted: Thu 12:09 PM, Jan 03, 2019 |
                      Updated: Thu 12:23 PM, Jan 03, 2019

                      LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Some central Kentucky counties are continuing to see an upswing in hepatitis A cases

                      One of those counties is Fayette County. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says it has seen more than 85 cases in November and December alone, bringing the total to 124...

                      ...The state numbers are showing no signs of slowing down either. There are now more than 3,200 cases as of mid-December. More than 20 have died as a result...


                      • #41
                        Hepatitis A Outbreak Status
                        Counts as of Jan. 12, 2019
                        Total Outbreak: 3,719
                        Hospitalizations: 1,825
                        Deaths: 22
                        Notice: In accordance with 902 KAR 2:020, cases of acute hepatitis A should be reported within 24 hours. Weekly updates on Kentucky outbreak are provided below. Hepatitis A news releases can be found at CHFS News.


                        • #42

                          Statewide hepatitis A outbreak continues, more deaths reported
                          By Tom Kenny -
                          February 9, 2019

                          FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues its push for people to get the hepatitis A vaccine as soon as possible to avoid getting the virus and spreading the disease.

                          Since the outbreak began in August 2017, reported cases continue to rise and have now been recorded in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties, according to the state...

                          ...About 80-percent of the cases in the current outbreak are people in the high risk groups, according to the Department for Public Health (DPH).

                          As of January 26, 2019, a total of 3,819 cases have been reported in Kentucky due to the outbreak. There have been 40 known deaths and 1,862 hospitalizations, according to the state...


                          • #43

                            Hep A outbreak in Ky. nearing 4,000 cases with 40 deaths
                            Posted Monday, February 11, 2019 10:20 am
                            By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today

                            FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky public health officials keep recommending vaccination for Hepatitis A as the outbreak nears 4,000 cases with 40 deaths across the state.

                            According to figures from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, through Jan. 26 the number of cases stood at 3,919, resulting in 1,905 hospitalizations and 40 deaths, since the outbreak began being tracked in November 2017. Cases have been reported in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

                            Eighty counties have reported five or more cases, meaning they meet the threshold for what is considered an outbreak of Hepatitis A virus. Boyd, Carter, Fayette, Floyd, Jefferson, Kenton, Laurel, Madison and Whitley counties report 100 or more cases associated with the outbreak...


                            • #44
                              Hepatitis A Outbreak Status
                              Counts as of Feb. 23, 2019
                              Total Outbreak: 4,229
                              Hospitalizations: 2,036
                              Deaths: 43


                              • #45
                                Hepatitis A Outbreak Status
                                Counts as of March 2, 2019
                                Total Outbreak: 4,288
                                Hospitalizations: 2,065
                                Deaths: 44