Officials: Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak now worst in U.S.

Health officials in Kentucky said on June 27 that nearly 1,000 people in the state have contracted hepatitis A, making it the worst hepatitis A outbreak in the country. There have been at least 969 infections, including 6 deaths, statewide.

Health officials in Kentucky said on June 27 that nearly 1,000 people in the state have contracted hepatitis A, making it the worst hepatitis A outbreak in the country. There have been at least 969 infections, including 6 deaths, statewide. A total of 482 cases have been recorded in Louisville, according to Louisville Metro Public Health department spokesman Dave Langdon, including 3 deaths. Kentucky's outbreak was first detected in Louisville last fall.