Anyone who was looking for the nationwide rise in Hepatitis A cases to subside by Memorial Day was sorely disappointed.

One of the hottest spots in the country for Hepatitis A  is Kentucky where ten counties are reporting some 692 confirmed cases and six deaths from the highly contagious disease. Each of those ten counties…

Public health officials in Kentucky are responding agressively to a Hepatitis A outbreak, and Dr. Jeffrey Howard, acting director of the state health department issued a statement Friday saying it’s still safe to travel to Kentucky.

Howard mentioned the May 5 Kentucky Derby and urged people to come on down to Churchill Downs.

“As you …

Kentucky’s Department of Public Health recommended on Monday that all unvaccinated people in six of the state’s counties seek hepatitis A vaccination because of an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A infections.

Of the 311 cases currently known of in Kentucky, 214 victims live in the Jefferson County/Louisville area. Additionally, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd…

Another foodservice worker in Kentucky has been confirmed infected with the hepatitis A virus, but this time a McDonald’s location is implicated and the customers who ate and drank there are not the only people at risk. The fast food giant’s shareholders saw their stock dip with the news.

Madison County (Kentucky) Health Department officials…

The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is investigating a case of Hepatitis A in a food preparation worker at a convenience store in Ashland, a Kentucky city on the southern bank of the Ohio River.

Hepatitis infection can cause a yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, which is referred to as jaundice.…

The top official in Estill County Kentucky says a sick restaurant employee caused a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 83, but state officials say the root cause remains unknown. Eagles Roost Sports Bar, Irvine, Ken. Wallace Taylor, executive judge for Estill County, said Tuesday he “is being told it was narrowed down to an employee” at the Eagles Roost restaurant and bar…

State officials say a Salmonella outbreak in Estill County Kentucky that has sickened at least 72 is winding down as the root cause continues to evade investigators as it has for the past month. root-cause-magnifying-glassA dozen of the victims have required hospitalization. Most of the sick people are from Madison and Estill counties and a…

More than 50 people are now confirmed sick in a Salmonella outbreak in Kentucky where health officials are asking for the public’s patience and assistance to find the cause. KentuckyThe Eagles Roost, a sports bar and restaurant in Irvine, KY, where at least 19 of the 51 confirmed Salmonella patients reported eating before becoming ill,…

KyestillThe Estill County, Kentucky Health Department reports that it is investigating a Salmonella outbreak in the community. Of the 41 people showing symptoms, 19 are confirmed to have Salmonella infections. All 19 of those people reported eating at one restaurant before becoming sick, but county and state health officials have not named that restaurant. The…

States that, until recently, sold a total of 2 billion shell eggs a year in California clearly don’t intend to give up on that lucrative Golden State market without a fight. After first getting tossed from federal court, they’ve now returned with bulked-up arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The…