LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The worst Hepatitis A outbreak in the nation continues to grow.

Louisville Metro Council's Health Committee received an update on the outbreak on Wednesday from the Director of Public Health and Wellness.

Twenty more cases have been reported in the past two weeks, bringing the total in Louisville to 560. The good news is, unlike the rest of the state, local health officials say there are signs it's slowing in Louisville.

"We really peaked in April and May with about four cases a day. We have that risk of it coming strong anytime here in Louisville," said Dr. Sarah Moyer, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health.

State and federal health officials have praised Louisville's response to the outbreak.

Health officials still encourage everyone who hasn't, to get vaccinated.


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