Zika: Learn more.


The Lake Cumberland District Health Department would like to share this video created by the Taylor County Schools which provides basic information about the Zika Virus. What We Know Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. Learn more about Zika.

Spotlight on Health: Diabetes, DeAnn Cross


My name is DeAnn Cross, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in July 2016. I wanted to learn more about diabetes and how to manage it so I took the Diabetes Self Management classes to get control of my diabetes. I learned about the program where I work for the Health Dept and my mom, who is also a diabetic went and encouraged me to go to these classes. I learned a lot from the program, the most important thing was how to count your carbs and how much carbs I am allowed to eat each day to maintain […]

Spotlight on Health: Diabetes, Dianna Davis


My Name is Diana Davis I live in Nancy Kentucky and I am retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. I was diagnosed with diabetes around twelve years ago. As time went on my A1C elevated , not realizing I needed to watch what I was eating, thinking the medicine would take care of it. In June 2016, my daughter, who works for Lake Cumberland District Health Department told me about a diabetes management class they were having at the Health Department. With my age and other things working against me I realized it was time to know more […]

Kentucky Officials Urge Emergency Preparedness Due To Wildfire Risk


Kentucky Emergency Management KENTUCKY OFFICIALS URGE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DUE TO WILDFIRE RISK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Kentucky Joint Information Center     Tel. 502-607-6666 FRANKFORT, Ky: (Nov. 17, 2016)  –Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) officials urge citizens in, or near, the areas impacted by wildfires to be prepared to take immediate action. Being ready for a wildfire could save your property or save your life! The National Weather Service, Jackson KY Office, has issued a Fire Weather Watch due to the ongoing drought conditions, . Currently 50 fires are burning approximately 31,256 acres throughout the southeastern part […]

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week


Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.  Learn more at: CDC: Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.