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The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in African countries should prompt healthcare providers to be aware of patients with recent travel histories who may be at risk for the disease. While no cases of Ebola have been identified in Kentucky, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has issued some important public health messages concerning persons at risk for the disease and the monitoring of those persons. In addition, guidance has been issued about dealing with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in healthcare settings. These public health advisories can be found here. Suspected cases of Ebola virus disease should be reported immediately to local or state public health authorities.

Visit the Health Alerts website for news about breaking health threats, seasonal influenza and the increased respiratory illness circulating in Kentucky, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

Mother and ChildMaternal and Child Health

Information about breast feeding, childhood immunizations, maternity care and more.

Family of four.Local Health Department Information

Local Health Department employment information and resources for keeping your hometown healthy.

Bio hazard logo.Public Health Preparedness

Information on public health preparedness for you and your family in the commonwealth.

Glass of water, carton of milk and magnifying glass.Your Environment

Information about indoor air quality, milk, food safety, drinking water, etc.

Birth, marriage and death certificate paper icons.Birth and Death Certificates

Check here for information about birth, death, marriage and divorce records.

Permit, certification and license collage.Permits, Licenses and Certification

Where and how to get them

Syringe with background of microorganism.Diseases and Conditions

For information about specific diseases and more.

Graph collage with numbers.Data and Resources

This is the source for information and statistics on the health of Kentucky.

Contacts and Important Links

24 Hour - 7 Day Contact Telephone: (888) 9-REPORT (888) 973-7678

  • For all Reportable Diseases and Conditions, EPID 200 Form.
  • 24/7 Urgent Reporting for Healthcare Professionals and Local Health Departments. 
  • For Public Health Emergencies, contact your local health department or call the number above.

See Also

Public Health Laws and Regulations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Videos


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Last Updated 11/19/2014
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