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LouisvilleKY Public Health and Wellness Continues to Respond to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness continues to work to control an outbreak of acute hepatitis A that has centered in the city’s homeless and among those who use illicit drugs. On November 21, 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A in several counties throughout the state.  To date there have been 142 cases in Kentucky of which 124 have occurred Louisville.  This week, the Kentucky Department of Public Health announced the death of a Jefferson County resident with multiple other health issues whose symptoms and lab results…


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New Louisville Ky coalition formed to improve infant health

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook Page.   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 26, 2016) Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from 17 local health and social service institutions today announced a new coalition to improve infant health in Louisville.                    Healthy Babies Louisville is comprised of representatives from Baptist Health Louisville, Family and Children’s Place, Family Health Centers, Family Scholar House, Humana CareSource, the Louisville Metro Department Community Services and Revitalization, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Metro United Way, Norton Healthcare, Kosair Children’s Hospital, Passport Healthplan, the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work, Seven County Services, the…