Department for Public Health Says No Travel Restrictions in Place on Hepatitis A Outbreak

Following reports of Hepatitis A cases in several Kentucky counties, the Department for Public Health has issued  a statement on travel. Dr. Jeffrey Howard, Acting Commissioner of the Department for Public Health, said they are aggressively responding to the situation and that no travel restrictions have been made. Additionally, they have not issued any recommendations for people to get vaccinated prior to traveling to a state with an active hepatitis outbreak. He said the risk of contracting hepatitis A is greatest in those with risk factors for the disease, which include homelessness and drug abuse. Howard added they will work diligently with federal, regional and local partners to ensure the greatest protection of Kentuckians.

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