The Kentucky Department for Public Health is working to promote World AIDS Day on December 1 and unite people across the commonwealth in the fight against HIV. The theme for this year’s observance is “Getting to Zero” with a push to get to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths. Despite… Continue reading State Health Officials Preparing for World AIDS Day
“The healthier counties are clustered in the central and western parts of Kentucky, whereas the least healthiest counties are in the eastern part of Kentucky,” said Dr. Sarojini Kanotra, director of the Behavior Risk Factors Surveillance System for the Kentucky Department of Health.
Kentucky and Indiana are both reporting widespread flu activity. Flu season typically runs through May.
Indiana public health officials have reported six recent flu deaths, and 16 for the season,
Kentucky should begin receiving its first doses of H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine next week. State Epidemiologist Kraig Humbaugh says the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is shipping Kentucky more than 24,000 doses of the vaccine, which initially will be in nasal spray form. “We allocated that 24,300 to our 56 local health departments. So,… Continue reading First Shipments of H1N1 Vaccine Coming To Region