LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A death in Louisville is likely related to hepatitis A, according to a release from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

The individual that died had symptoms and lab test results that met the case definition for the hepatitis A virus.

This could be the first known death from the virus in Kentucky since the recent outbreak began in 2017, impacting multiple counties with 150 known cases to date.

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