Nearly 20 additional cases of Hepatitis A confirmed in Louisville in early March

Nearly 20 additional cases of Hepatitis A confirmed in Louisville in early March

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than 100 cases of Hepatitis A have been confirmed in Louisville, but they're mostly impacting a specific subset of the population.

According to Dave Langdon with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness said 115 cases were reported from November to March 5.

An update on March 13 saw that number increase to 132.

Langdon said the Hep A cases are centered among the homeless and those who use drugs.

They've also reportedly seen an uptick in calls since a Dixie Highway Kroger employee tested positive for the disease.

The Department of Health and Wellness has given nearly 6,000 vaccinations at homeless shelters, camps and needle exchange sites.

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