Hepatitis A reported in Henry County

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By Tammy Shaw

Hepatitis A, the virus responsible for a 629-person outbreak in Kentucky reared its ugly head in Henry County recently. 

Health officials are trying to keep the virus at bay through education and communication.

Two cases of hepatitis A were recently reported to the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD), which serves Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. 

 “The risk of contracting the hepatitis A virus from food establishments is low,” David Cammack, NCDHD environmental director, said about the two local instances.

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