Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

Hepatitis A Outbreak hits Kentucky

Hepatitis A Outbreak hits Kentucky

It's usually spread when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

MPHD issued a health alert to health care providers in Nashville about the outbreak, a reminder about symptoms, and for providers to report cases to the Health Department.

A health department news release said Kentucky has documented 580 cases of hepatitis A - resulting in 371 hospitalizations - in the past nine months.

Gupta said there have been 121 confirmed or suspected cases of hepatitis A in eight counties, a lot of them in Kanawha and Putnam counties.

Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) officials announced today details of a hepatitis A outbreak that is occurring in Nashville. Most of the cases in the hepatitis A outbreak that has plagued West Virginia have occurred in those counties.

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On Wednesday health officials urged hepatitis A vaccinations for restaurant and food service employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties. It will host a vaccination clinic for those groups from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. Friday at its location at 108 Lee St., and at the same times May 30 at the Civic Center and June 1 at the St. George Conference Center at Court and Lee Streets.

Other Hepatitis A outbreaks have also been occurring in several other states since early previous year, including in Kentucky and Indiana. This is more common in people 50 and older and people with liver disease.

The funding will provide 1,000 additional vaccine doses for each county - for a total of 10,000 doses, which will be shipped to local health departments, the Associated Press reported. Since 2006, the CDC has recommended all young children routinely be vaccinated against hepatitis A; the vaccine has been required for daycare and kindergarten entry in Tennessee since 2011.

In addition to Jefferson, the counties getting vaccine are Boyd, Bullitt, Carter, Greenup, Hardin, McCracken, Meade, Montgomery and Warren, according to the state.

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