Hepatitus A is a virus that inflames the liver. Hep A can be spread as early as two weeks before you start symptoms till a week after you experience symptoms. Symptoms are similar to those of the flu. If you suspect you have Hepatitus A, the best way to find out for sure is to go see your doctor.
Already we have surpassed both number of cases and deaths of the last known Louisville outbreak (1988). This outbreak only affected about 200 and killed 1. In this case, roughly 75% of the affected had eaten at one of three restuarants whose produce was delivered by the same company.
Further answers about what to do if you have eaten at one of the affected restuarants, where to get vaccinated, further facts about Hep A and more can be found here.
Additional resources about where to get your vaccine (to include numbers and hours), who should be vaccinated, what to do about a lack of health insurance and more can be found here.
How is Hepatitus A affecting Louisville?
In Kentucky alone there has been over 900 cases. Of those cases, 540 were from Louisville and 4 have died (as of July 17, 2018).