Hepatitis

Mary Meehan/Ohio Valley ReSource

The low rumble of industrial fans fills the Catholic Action Center in Lexington, a shelter that provides meals and other services for homeless people.

It’s mid-morning on a hot July day and dozens of people sit camped on couches in the entryway, or slouch at tables nearby. Despite the fans the air is stale from too many bodies too close together — ideal conditions for the spread of disease.

 

State Health Officials Warn of Hepatitis A Outbreak

Nov 22, 2017
wkyufm.org

State public health officials continue to warn Kentuckians about a Hepatitis A outbreak. 

The majority of the 32 cases are found in and around the Louisville area.  The homeless are particularly vulnerable to this viral disease.