Hepatitis A outbreak declared over in northern Kentucky

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 09:29:15-05

NORTHERN KENTUCKY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Hepatitis A outbreak in northern Kentucky has been declared over by local health officials.

No new cases have been reported in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties in the last four months, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

The outbreak began in August of 2018 and officials documented 391 cases of the virus, including four deaths.

Hep A is a contagious virus that infects the liver and can cause flu-like symptoms for several weeks.

Health experts said that vaccinations help protect you and your community against outbreaks.