A case of hepatitis A has been confirmed at Millcreek Elementary School. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is working closely with Fayette County Public Schools. Letters have been sent home to the parents with kids in the classroom.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that can easily be passed from person to person and can be spread through close contact with someone infected with it. Washing your hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper or before making food and drinks can help stop the spread of hepatitis A.
The best prevention is with a hepatitis A vaccination. Starting in the 2018-19 school year, Kentucky students will be required to have the vaccination. Please check with your medical provider to see if your child has been vaccinated.