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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


From January 1, 2018 through January 16, 2021, 4,962 hepatitis A cases were reported.

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting health care seeking behavior, which may be impacting the diagnosis and reporting of hepatitis A cases that are shown in this report. For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, please visit FloridaHealthCOVID-19.gov.


January 1, 2018 – February 27, 2021

A graph that shows the number of hepatitis A cases reported by month from January 2018 through January 2021. In January, 2021 there were 14 cases reported.

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, 2019, 2020, and 2021: 123 cases in 2015, 122 cases in 2016, 276 cases in 2017, 548 cases in 2018, 3405 cases in 2019, and 1009 cases in 2020, and 62 cases to date in 2021.

From January 1, 2018 through February 27, 2021, 5,014 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 average hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population from January 1, 2018 through February 27, 2021  Counties with one or more cases reported in week 7 or 8 are: Dade, Duval, Escambia, Jackson, Putnam, Polk, St. Lucie, Volusia, Walton. Counties with a rate of .1 - 2.8 per 100,000 population are: Miami-Dade, Duval, Volusia  Counties with a rate of 2.9 - 7.6 per 100,000 population are: Polk, Lee, St. Lucie  Counties with a rate of 7.7 - 16.9 per 100,000 population are: Walton Counties with a rate of 17.0 - 58.1 per 100,000 population are: Jackson, Escambia.

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

The graph below represents hepatitis A cases by week from December 29, 2020 to February 27, 2021. There were 11 hepatitis A cases reported in the past two weeks.

A graph that shows the number of hepatitis A cases reported by week from week 1, 2020 through week 8 2021. In week 8, there were 5 cases reported.

The graph below represents hepatitis A cases by month from March 1, 2018 to February 27, 2021. 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 hepatitis A cases reported by month from January 2018 through February 2021. In February there were 26 cases reported.

From February 14, 2021 to February 27, 2021, county health departments (CHDs) administered 187 (17%) of the total 1,101 first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS.

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 29, 2019 to February 27, 2021.

Since 2019 CHDs have administered 165,263 vaccinations and non-CHDs have administered 232,204 vaccinations for a total of 397,467 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 99,646 and non-CHDs have administered 139,680 vaccinations.

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 month since January 1, 2019.
  • Florida 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 Case

01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020

CountyCases

  • Alachua18
  • Baker0
  • Bay4
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard50
  • Broward24
  • Calhoun7
  • Charlotte19
  • Citrus14
  • Clay32
  • Collier8
  • Columbia8
  • Miami-Dade15
  • DeSoto1
  • Dixie6
  • Duval209
  • Escambia126

CountyCases

  • Flagler1
  • Franklin0
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist2
  • Glades0
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton2
  • Hardee2
  • Hendry0
  • Hernando2
  • Highlands5
  • Hillsborough23
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River11
  • Jackson11
  • Jefferson3
  • Lafayette1

CountyCases

  • Lake9
  • Lee17
  • Leon15
  • Levy0
  • Liberty5
  • Madison0
  • Manatee4
  • Marion7
  • Martin3
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau22
  • Okaloosa3
  • Okeechobee5
  • Orange9
  • Osceola10
  • Palm Beach16
  • Pasco20

CountyCases

  • Pinellas4
  • Polk30
  • Putnam13
  • Santa Rosa17
  • Sarasota23
  • Seminole10
  • St. Johns46
  • St. Lucie37
  • Sumter1
  • Suwannee10
  • Taylor0
  • Union0
  • Volusia6
  • Wakulla3
  • Walton7
  • Washington1

 

2021 Cases to date

01/01/2021 - 2/27/2021

CountyCases

  • Alachua18
  • Baker0
  • Bay4
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard50
  • Broward25
  • Calhoun7
  • Charlotte19
  • Citrus16
  • Clay32
  • Collier8
  • Columbia8
  • Miami-Dade18
  • DeSoto1
  • Dixie6
  • Duval212
  • Escambia145

CountyCases

  • Flagler1
  • Franklin0
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist2
  • Glades0
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton2
  • Hardee2
  • Hendry0
  • Hernando2
  • Highlands5
  • Hillsborough26
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River11
  • Jackson13
  • Jefferson3
  • Lafayette1

CountyCases

  • Lake9
  • Lee22
  • Leon15
  • Levy0
  • Liberty5
  • Madison0
  • Manatee5
  • Marion8
  • Martin3
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau22
  • Okaloosa4
  • Okeechobee5
  • Orang10
  • Osceola10
  • Palm Beach16
  • Pasco21

CountyCases

  • Pinellas4
  • Polk34
  • Putnam23
  • Santa Rosa18
  • Sarasota24
  • Seminole10
  • St. Johns46
  • St. Lucie42
  • Sumter1
  • Suwannee10
  • Taylor0
  • Union0
  • Volusia64
  • Wakulla3
  • Walton10
  • Washington1

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