4336 Hepatitis A Victims in Kentucky in Last 24 Months: No source Identified in Hepatitis A Outbreak

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hepatitis A outbreak

in Kentucky, elementary school lunchroom employee diagnosed

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hepatitis A outbreak

in Kentucky has sickened 4,336 people, with 2,084 of those hospitalized. The outbreak has resulted in 44 deaths so far. The Kentucky Department of Public Health declared the hepatitis A outbreak in November 2017.

One of those recently infected is an elementary school food service employee. The employee handled food at Indian Hills Elementary School in Christian County, Kentucky.

Tony Coveny, PhD, Infectious Disease Attorney

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