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What's Going Around?

Updated August 20, 2015

From April through June of 2015, there were 720 reports of communicable disease. Of note:

Campylobacteriosis

Campylobacteriosis casesDuring the second quarter of 2015, there were 15 cases of Campylobacteriosis reported to the Health Department, a case rate of  3.65 cases per 100,000 population. This represents a 50% increase when compared to the second quarter of 2014, when 10 cases were reported. However, Northern Kentucky's case rate is lower than the state's rate of 4.25 cases per 100,000 population, but is higher than the national case rate of 3.57 per 100,000 population based on preliminary data. The graph at right shows Campylobacteriosis cases by quarter for the last five year. More on Campylobacteriosis

Shigellosis
A total of 18 cases of shigellosis reported to the Health Department during the second quarter of 2015, a case rate of  4.4 cases per 100,000 population. This is higher than the Kentucky case rate of 3.38 and the national case rate of 1.6 cases per 100,000 population, based on preliminary data. More than half of these cases were associated with an outbreak in a local child care center. More on shigellosis.

Nonacute hepatitis B and hepatitis C
In the second quarter of 2015, there were 31 newly reported cases of nonacute heaptitis B, a 47.6% increase from the 21 cases reported in 2014 during the same time period. National and Kentucky numbers are not available for comparison for nonacute hepatitis B. More on hepatitis B.

For hepatitis C, there were 256 newly reported nonacute illness in the second quarter. This represents a 24% increase from the 206 cases reported during the same time period in 2014. National and Kentucky numbers are not available for comparison for nonacute hepatitis C. More on hepatitis C