Hepatitis A Case Confirmed at Lexington Elementary School

May 2, 2018

Fayette County Health Commissioner Kraig Humbaugh
Credit Fayette County Health Department

A case of Hepatitis A has been confirmed at Lexington's Millcreek Elementary School.  Fayette Health Department and school officials are notifying parents of the case.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease that can be passed from person to person.  In addition to vaccination, thorough hand washing is important to help stop the spread of the disease.

There is currently a wider Hep A outbreak with nearly 500 cases in Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana.