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Mosquito-borne illness confirmed in Kentucky

Posted: 06/24/2014 - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has received lab results confirming the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, also called CHIKV, in an Anderson County resident who recently traveled to Haiti. Results for nine possible cases in other individuals who recently traveled to the same region are still pending, but are expected to be positive.

Local health officials comment on mosquito-borne illness

Updated: 06/18/2014 - This week, WKYT has been tracking the latest on the Chikungunya, or Chic-V, a mosquito-borne illness that's making its way around the U.S. Lexington-Fayette County health official, Kevin Hall, has been on the lookout for it in the Bluegrass. There are no confirmed cases here yet.
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New Lexington bakery serving up gluten-free goodies and awareness

Updated: 05/26/2014 - Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder estimated to affect one in one hundred people. May is National Celiac Awareness month designed to bring attention and get people talking about the disease. WKYT'S Amber Philpott has celiac disease and has more on a new business offering up help and tasty gluten-free treats.
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Parent of injured softball player calling for changes in the sport

Posted: 05/19/2014 - This week high school fastpitch softball teams across the state will open up district play. Like any sport there is the risk for injury. This past weekend at the college level we saw just how dangerous a line drive hit back at the pitcher can be. U-K sophomore Kelsey Nunley took a hit that she deflected with her arm and mask. Wearing a mask is optional both at the college and high school level. WKYT's Amber Philpott has the story of two high school players who say after being injured on the mound they want to see a rule change at their level.
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