The Barren River District Health Department and Red Cross Elementary School, who recently had an outbreak of E.coli bacteria, immediately took decisive action to protect their residents.
Dr. Jerry Ralston, superintendent of Barren County Schools, took aggressive action by immediately meeting with his staff and sending information as well a personal letter home with each child, addressing problems with the bacteria.
The health department also kept the public informed on how to detect early symptoms.
Residents were reminded to wash one’s hands thoroughly and frequently, especially after using the toilet, to avoid unpasteurized juices and milk, and to make sure that ground meats were cooked till well-done.
Both parties have been vigilant in educating people on how to fend off the disease, and controlled the situation from getting any worse.