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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line


On August 31, 2021, Florida announced the end of the hepatitis A outbreak due to a decline in reported cases. During the past 3 months, case numbers have returned to baseline incidence in Florida prior to the outbreak. Hepatitis A activity will continue to be monitored.

October Key Points

9 cases
0% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incident rate
67% of cases not up-to-date or unkown vaccination status

In 2021, 64 hepatitis A cases were reported. There was a 94% decrease in overall cases when compared to cases as of October 2019 (n=2,966).

A graph showing a summary of hep a cases reported. In 2021, 155 hepatitis A cases were reported.</strong> Consistent with the national hepatitis A outbreak, cases increased dramatically during 2018 and 2019 in Florida.

The number of reported hepatitis A cases in October remained stable from the previous month and was below the previous 5-year average. Since January 1, 2021 96% of cases have likely been acquired in Florida. In October, 9 Hepatitis A cases were reported in 7 counties.

Graph showing the number of reported hepatitis A cases in September increased from the previous month and was below the previous 5-year average.

In October 2021, no cases were epidemiologically (epi) linked to other cases. From January 2021 - October 2021, 19 cases were epi-linked to other cases. 

A graph showing that since 2018, 1,154 (23%) of 5,111 hepatitis A cases were epidemiologically (epi) linked to other cases. In September 2021, 1 case was epi-linked to other cases.

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