LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Health and Wellness has confirmed the death of a fifth person in Jefferson County due to Hepatitis A.
Since the outbreak began in November 2017, nine people across Kentucky have died from the highly contagious liver infection.
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The current outbreak is the largest ever recorded in both the city and in Kentucky as a whole.
Health officials are urging everyone to consider getting the Hepatitis A vaccine.