Shelby County not affected by worst of Hep A outbreak

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Health officials still advise getting vaccinated, exercising good hygiene

By Glen Jennings

 According to Kentucky Health News, Kentucky’s Hepatitis A outbreak has become the largest and deadliest in the nation, but Shelby County has been largely spared.

Kentucky Health News reported that the outbreak has killed as many as 40 people and infected more than 4,000 due in part to slow responses from health departments across the region, but according to North Central Health District Public Health Director Roanya Rice, Shelby County has not been impacted by the worst of the outbreak.

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