Due to an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH)/ Lincoln Trail District Health Department has issued the recommendation for everyone residing in Hardin, Meade, and Nelson County to seek vaccination. There have been a total of 311 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Kentucky. Lincoln Trail District Health Department strongly encourages all residents to seek vaccination. The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated. You should take other steps as well to protect yourself against hepatitis A including using proper hand washing before and after eating.