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Hepatitis A in Florida

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From January 1, 2018 through January 18, 2020, 4,046 hepatitis A cases were reported.

January 1, 2018 – January 18, 2020

A graph showing the monthly distribution of  hepatitis A cases statewide for 2020.

Since January 2019, there have been more than 3,200 cases in Florida associated with the Hepatitis A public health emergency. While this outbreak has not yet ended, the weekly and monthly new case totals are trending downward. To support and continue the current downward trend in new cases, remember to VEST against hepatitis A: Vaccinate, Educate yourself, practice basic Sanitation by washing your hands, and know that FDOH and our health partners are Tracking the virus with the goal of bringing this outbreak to an end.

A graph showing the number of Hepatitis A cases by year with an emphasis on 2018 and 2019: 106 cases in 2014, 123 cases in 2015, 122 cases in 2016, 276 cases in 2017, 548 cases in 2018, and 3498 cases to date in 2019.

From January 1, 2018 through January 18, 2020, 4,046 hepatitis A cases were reported.

The number of reported hepatitis A cases more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 and nearly doubled again in 2018 after remaining relatively stable in previous years. Case counts in 2019 saw an over 500% increase from 2018.

A map that shows the cumulative Hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population from January 1, 2018 through January 11, 2020 Counties with one or more cases reported in 2 are: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Nassau, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Volusia Counties with a rate of .01 - 12.6 per 100,000 population are: Leon, Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Escambia, Collier, Alachua, Putnam, Bay, St. Johns, Madison, Clay, Wakulla, Palm Beach, Hamilton, Hendry, Highlands, Jackson, Washington, Walton, Duval, Nassau, Okaloosa, DeSoto, Flagler Counties with a rate of 12.7 - 36.3 per 100,000 population are: Polk, Suwannee, Osceola, Franklin, Gilchrist, Seminole, Lee, Hillsborough, St. Lucie, Indian River, Orange, Taylor, Glades, Liberty, Santa Rosa, Dixie, Levy, Union, Sarasota, Charlotte, Brevard, Sumter, Columbia, Martin, Manatee Counties with a rate of 36.4 - 91.1 per 100,000 population are: Marion, Lake, Pinellas, Volusia, Okeechobee, Hernando, Citrus, Pasco.

Counties that reported a hepatitis A case last week are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.

A graph that shows the number of hepatitis A cases reported by week from week 1, 2018 through 3 2019. In week 3, 2019 there were 40 cases reported.

There were 40 hepatitis A cases reported last week. Case counts in weeks prior to the public health emergency declaration are shown in light red while case counts in weeks since are shown in red.

A graph that shows the number of first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered to adults age 18 years and older by county health departments compared to all other providers, as recorded in Florida SHOTS, by week from December 30, 2018 to January 18, 2020.

From January 12, 2020 to January 18, 2020, county health departments (CHDs) administered 1,164 (46%) of the total 2,526 first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS. In 2019 CHDs have administered 143,366 vaccinations and non-CHDs have administered 190,333 vaccinations for a total of 333,699 vaccinations. Vaccinations given before the public health emergency declaration are shown in lighter colors than those given after. Since declaration of the PHE, CHDs have administered 71,030 and non-CHDs have administered 103,824 vaccinations.

  • Hepatitis A Cases by County

2018 Cases

01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018

CountyCases

  • Alachua2
  • Baker0
  • Bay0
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard3
  • Broward13
  • Calhoun0
  • Charlotte2
  • Citrus0
  • Clay0
  • Collier2
  • Columbia0
  • Miami-Dade18
  • DeSoto0
  • Dixie0
  • Duval2
  • Escambia0

CountyCases

  • Flagler0
  • Franklin0
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist0
  • Glades0
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton0
  • Hardee0
  • Hendry0
  • Hernando5
  • Highlands0
  • Hillsborough84
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River0
  • Jackson0
  • Jefferson0
  • Lafayette0

CountyCases

  • Lake12
  • Lee20
  • Leon1
  • Levy0
  • Liberty0
  • Madison0
  • Manatee3
  • Marion13
  • Martin0
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau0
  • Okaloosa10
  • Okeechobee1
  • Orange93
  • Osceola4
  • Palm Beach13
  • Pasco66

CountyCases

  • Pinellas113
  • Polk18
  • Putnam0
  • Santa Rosa3
  • Sarasota2
  • Seminole30
  • St. Johns2
  • St. Lucie2
  • Sumter3
  • Suwannee0
  • Taylor0
  • Union0
  • Volusia5
  • Wakulla0
  • Walton2
  • Washington0

2019 Cases

01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019

CountyCases

  • Alachua8
  • Baker0
  • Bay8
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard168
  • Broward29
  • Calhoun0
  • Charlotte48
  • Citrus115
  • Clay10
  • Collier8
  • Columbia22
  • Miami-Dade42
  • DeSoto4
  • Dixie4
  • Duval82
  • Escambia9

CountyCases

  • Flagler14
  • Franklin1
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist3
  • Glades3
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton1
  • Hardee0
  • Hendry3
  • Hernando117
  • Highlands6
  • Hillsborough168
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River30
  • Jackson4
  • Jefferson0
  • Lafayette0

CountyCases

  • Lake158
  • Lee105
  • Leon5
  • Levy10
  • Liberty2
  • Madison1
  • Manatee138
  • Marion151
  • Martin52
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau7
  • Okaloosa10
  • Okeechobee23
  • Orange197
  • Osceola55
  • Palm Beach79
  • Pasco415

CountyCases

  • Pinellas377
  • Polk76
  • Putnam3
  • Santa Rosa37
  • Sarasota119
  • Seminole49
  • St. Johns10
  • St. Lucie53
  • Sumter38
  • Suwannee7
  • Taylor5
  • Union4
  • Volusia310
  • Wakulla2
  • Walton3
  • Washington2

2020 Cases to date

01/01/2020 - 1/18/2020

CountyCases

  • Alachua1
  • Baker0
  • Bay0
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard9
  • Broward0
  • Calhoun0
  • Charlotte6
  • Citrus3
  • Clay2
  • Collier2
  • Columbia1
  • Miami-Dade1
  • DeSoto0
  • Dixie0
  • Duval12
  • Escambia2

CountyCases

  • Flagler0
  • Franklin1
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist0
  • Glades0
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton1
  • Hardee0
  • Hendry0
  • Hernando0
  • Highlands2
  • Hillsborough1
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River2
  • Jackson0
  • Jefferson0
  • Lafayette0

CountyCases

  • Lake2
  • Lee3
  • Leon1
  • Levy0
  • Liberty0
  • Madison0
  • Manatee1
  • Marion1
  • Martin1
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau1
  • Okaloosa2
  • Okeechobee2
  • Orange1
  • Osceola0
  • Palm Beach1
  • Pasco0

CountyCases

  • Pinellas1
  • Polk10
  • Putnam0
  • Santa Rosa3
  • Sarasota2
  • Seminole2
  • St. Johns0
  • St. Lucie2
  • Sumter0
  • Suwannee0
  • Taylor0
  • Union0
  • Volusia6
  • Wakulla0
  • Walton0
  • Washington0

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