Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Public Health And Wellness Seeking Individuals Who Attended Camp Blanton In Harlan County, KY

WHO:

Dr. Joann Schulte, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness

WHAT:

The Department of Public Health and Wellness is asking any Jefferson County/Louisville Metro resident who attended Camp Blanton in Harlan County, Ky., June 5 through June 22, to contact LMPHW communicable disease staff at 502-574-8200.

WHY:

Several dozen Jefferson County individuals who attended the camp from June 5 to June 22 may have been exposed to bats. It is not known at this time whether or not the bats had rabies.  To err on the side of caution, LMPHW staff need to talk to these families to determine risk. LMPHW is working in conjunction with the state department of health and other county health departments to evaluate the exposures to bats.

MORE:

Residents outside of Jefferson County who attended this camp from June 5 through 22 should call their local health department.

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