KENTUCKY: Sixth confirmed case of Hepatitis A in Boyd County
Posted: December 2nd, 2010 - 6:37pm
Source: Ashland-Boyd County Health Department
The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department has confirmed another case of Hepatitis A in the community for a total of six cases. The new case is a close contact of a previously identified case of Hepatitis A. So far all of the cases in Boyd County are linked to close contacts of earlier cases.
No cases associated with the recent Burger King employee have been identified as of Monday, November 29, 2010. Health Department officials are investigating all recent Hepatitis A cases. Risks of public exposure from these individuals remain low.
To assure public safety, the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department will be hosting a Hepatitis A vaccination clinic for patrons who ate products from the drive-thru of the Burger King on Winchester Avenue during the week of November 7th and on the days of November 15th and 17th. The clinic is only for patrons of Burger King.