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Principal Notifies Parents That Children Possibly Exposed To Hepatitis A

Posted at 7:16 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 17:02:52-05

OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 180– A letter from Owinsgville Elementary School Principal Sean Bailey says that children at the school may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

The letter was posted to their Facebook page Wednesday.  The letter says that the health department has been notified and the appropriate measures have been taken. It says that if your child shows any symptoms of hepatitis A, contact your family health care provider.

Bailey also says in the letter that the best-recommended ways to prevent transmission of hepatitis A are vaccination and hand washing.

The letter does not specify how the students may have been exposed. A letter from Bath County Schools says that only one case of the virus has occurred in the school district.

You can read the full letter below:

Informational letter to parents/guardians. 2/13/19

Posted by Owingsville Elementary School on Wednesday, February 13, 2019