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Sickweather.com warns of outbreak of strep throat in KY, which ranks 6th; get medical attention

Sickweather is currently observing an outbreak of Strep Throat reports throughout the U.S. The company reports that the Midwest and Southwest are the most active per capita for strep throat illnesses. Recommendations for those experiencing symptoms like fever or sore throat include seeking medical attention and requesting a rapid throat culture for diagnosis. Here are the Top 10 States by activity...

Hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky worst ever — over 900 cases confirmed, six deaths — and it isn’t over

Kentucky Health News State health officials say the hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky is the worst ever, and the crisis isn’t over. “It’s the worst on record across the nation and in Kentucky,” Dr. Jeff Howard, Kentucky Commissioner of Public Health, told Beth Warren of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Kentucky health officials have confirmed 969 cases and six deaths from...

Keven Moore on Insurance: You can never be too prepared for Ebola or other health risks

No doubt, there is a lot of interest in – and concern about – the deadly Ebola virus that appears to be spiraling out of control in West Africa and, just recently, found its way into the United States with two confirmed cases. It’s gotten so bad lately that watching television might seem more like watching the 1995 movie Outbreak than the nightly news.   President Barack Obama...