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Case of Hepatitis A at a Lexington-Fayette County Elementary School

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Health officials say a case of hepatitis a has been found at an elementary school in Kentucky. 

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said Wednesday the case was confirmed at Millcreek Elementary in Lexington.

The announcement comes as the state deals with an outbreak of the disease in six other counties. There have been more than 350 cases reported statewide including three deaths. The contagious viral infection can damage the liver. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, fever and jaundice.

The Millcreek principal sent a letter to families saying crews had performed a deep cleaning of the school. He said health officials are sending information home with students.

A new state mandate requires students to have the Hepatitis A vaccine beginning this fall.

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