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Kentucky Health Departments Urge Hepatitis Vaccine

As the number of hepatitis A cases continues to rise in Kentucky — up to 629 this week — and the number of counties with an outbreak has increased by four, the state’s top health official encouraged Kentuckians to be aware and take precautions against the highly contagious liver disease — but to keep calm.

“I don’t think there is a necessity to panic, but people do need to be aware that there is an outbreak going on in the state and take appropriate precautions,”  Said, Dr. Jeffrey Howard, acting commissioner of the Department for Public Health.

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