The Northerner

Health officials urge flu vaccine to prevent ‘twindemic’

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Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 27, 2020

Regional health officials and administrators encourage citizens to receive the flu vaccination to ward off the looming ‘twindemic.’  “Protecting ourselves against the flu is more important than ever,” Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said in a r...

NKU takes precautions against Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 30, 2020

NKU officials sent out a campus-wide email to remind students about health-safety precautions in wake of recent national news about the Coronavirus, according to a recent press release by the university. “Please know that at this time, there are no confirmed or reported cases of [2019 Novel Cor...

E. coli outbreak linked to fast food in Kentucky

E. coli outbreak linked to fast food in Kentucky

Noelle Horn, Copy Editor

April 2, 2019

Fast food in Northern Kentucky could be tainted with dangerous E. coli, according to a report from the state health department. The Kentucky Department for Public Health released a statement last week announcing a sharp increase of E. coli cases in Kentucky. The Louisville Courier Journal report...

Hepatitis A: how to stay safe during statewide outbreak

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

September 18, 2018

In Kentucky, cases of hepatitis A continue to climb. Per year, the commonwealth typically experiences 20 cases of the virus. Since November 2017, that number has grown to over 1,300 reported cases in the state and 50 in northern Kentucky, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

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