News and Multimedia

News and Multimedia

A look at what's happening at the UofL Division of Infectious Diseases through news articles, videos, and other forms of media.

News

  • April 25, 2018: Anatomy of an Epidemic: How Louisville is Fighting Hepatitis A - Louisville Magazine
  • April 24, 2018: White Castle employee diagnosed with hep A; outbreak grows to 281 cases in Louisville - WAVE 3
  • April 12, 2018: Dr. Ruth Carrico, along with several Infectious Diseases staff, and the Kentucky Nurses Association, gave out free hepatitis A shots to 4th Street Live employees:

  • April 5, 2018: Will low-cost shots for restaurant workers tame the hepatitis A outbreak? - Insider Louisville
  • April 2, 2018: UofL Global Health Center featured in "Did You Know" section of UofL Today email newsletter:

    "Did You Know: The UofL Global Health Center provided 577 domestic health assessments to newly arriving refugees in Kentucky during 2017. The purpose of these assessments is to ensure follow-up of illnesses of public health concern, identify personal health conditions that may adversely affect resettlement, and serve as a bridge to primary care. UofL Global Health Center partners with Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Catholic Charities to coordinate comprehensive medical service to aid in the resettlement process."

  • March 28, 2018: UofL Global Health Center Vaccine and International Travel Clinic offers hepatitis A vaccines to food service and hospitality industry workers, including Pizza LUPO:
  • March 23, 2018: Workers at 2 Louisville businesses diagnosed with Hep A - WHAS 11
  • March 13, 2018: UofL Global Health Center latent TB clinic featured in "Did You Know" section of UofL Today email newsletter:

    "Did You Know: Dr. Linda Goss, DNP APRN, and Dr. Ruth Carrico, PhD DNP APRN, at UofL Global Health Center, have developed a latent tuberculosis infection clinic specifically to treat newly arriving refugees with the 12-week treatment regimen using Isoniazid and Rifapentine with directly observed therapy. This alternative process resulted in a 97-percent completion rate. Implementation of culturally tailored approaches to treatment of LTBI have proven to be effective in this vulnerable population."

  • February 27, 2018: UofL Global Health Center vaccine and international travel clinic latent featured in "Did You Know" section of UofL Today email newsletter:

    "Did You Know: Dr. Ruth Carrico DNP, PhD, and Luanne Didelot, MSN, MHA, from the University of Louisville Vaccine and International Travel Center, have been providing travel education and preventative disaster relief health care to approximately 60 LG&E and KU employees who volunteered to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. UofL Vaccine and International Travel Center nurse leaders provided disaster travel education as well as an onsite travel clinic to administer vaccinations and medications to prevent potential disease. LG&E and KU Absence Management Program Manager, Regina Calhoun RN BSN CCM, coordinated the health campaign with UofL."

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