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Flu cases rise sharply in Louisville area in latest weekly report

Norton Healthcare providers confirmed 44% more flu cases in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area last week than in the previous week, while Louisville Metro health officials also reported a significant rise citywide. In the [...]

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How effective is this year’s flu shot?

The flu shot’s effectiveness this year — or any year — is not 100%. But getting the shot, along with practicing good hand hygiene and taking precautions when caring for someone sick with the flu, […]

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Washing your hands is a DIY vaccine

Have you ever thought to celebrate hand washing? If not, there are a lot of reasons why you should. International Infection Prevention Week runs through Oct. 19, and to celebrate, we’re providing you with the [...]

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How to protect yourself and your family against West Nile virus

A Louisville resident had died from West Nile virus, the city’s Department of Public Health and Wellness announced Thursday. The risk of becoming sick or developing West Nile virus symptoms is low. Here’s what you […]

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Hepatitis C is contagious — know the risk factors that make infection more likely

The sharing of used needles as well as blood transfusions before 1992 have been the main causes of hepatitis C transmission in the United States. Anyone can get the hepatitis C virus, and 3 in […]

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Flu cases rise sharply in Louisville area in latest weekly report

Norton Healthcare providers confirmed 44% more flu cases in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area last week than in the previous week, while Louisville Metro health officials also reported a significant rise citywide. In the [...]

Read Full Story

How effective is this year’s flu shot?

The flu shot’s effectiveness this year — or any year — is not 100%. But getting the shot, along with practicing good hand hygiene and taking precautions when caring for someone sick with the flu, […]

Read Full Story

Washing your hands is a DIY vaccine

Have you ever thought to celebrate hand washing? If not, there are a lot of reasons why you should. International Infection Prevention Week runs through Oct. 19, and to celebrate, we’re providing you with the [...]

Read Full Story

How to protect yourself and your family against West Nile virus

A Louisville resident had died from West Nile virus, the city’s Department of Public Health and Wellness announced Thursday. The risk of becoming sick or developing West Nile virus symptoms is low. Here’s what you […]

Read Full Story

Hepatitis C is contagious — know the risk factors that make infection more likely

The sharing of used needles as well as blood transfusions before 1992 have been the main causes of hepatitis C transmission in the United States. Anyone can get the hepatitis C virus, and 3 in […]

Read Full Story

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