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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


Since 2018, 5,111 hepatitis A cases were reported.

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.


2018-To-Date Key Points

5,111 cases
23% cases linked to other cases
Since 2018, 30-39 year olds have had the highest incident rate
25% co-infected with hepatitus B or C


In 2021, 155 hepatitis A cases were reported. Consistent with the national hepatitis A outbreak, cases increased dramatically during 2018 and 2019 in Florida. In September 2021, there was a 97% decrease in overall cases when compared to cases as of September 2019.

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 September increased from the previous month and was below the previous 5-year average.

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


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.

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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