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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line


January 1, 2018 – September 7, 2019

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 2,460 cases to date in 2019.

From January 1, 2018 through September 7, 2019, 3,009 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 have already surpassed those in 2018.

A map that shows the cumulative Hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population from January 1, 2018 through September 7, 2019. Counties with one or more cases reported in week 36 are: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia Counties with a rate of 0.1-15.0 per 100,000 population are: Escambia, Leon, Broward, Duval, Miami-Dade, Clay, Suwannee, Monroe, Collier, Putnam, Bay, Alachua ,St. Johns, Hardee, Washington, Nassau, Hendry, Madison, Palm Beach, Flagler, Gilchrist, Walton, Dixie, Wakulla, Indian River, Hamilton, Columbia, Jackson, Polk, Okaloosa, Franklin, DeSoto, Osceola, Santa Rosa, Liberty, Charlotte, Lee, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Seminole, Hillsborough, Glades Counties with a rate of 15.1-42.3 per 100,000 population are: Levy, Brevard, Orange, Taylor, Martin, Sumter, Manatee, Okeechobee, Citrus, Lake, Marion, Volusia. Counties with a rate of 42.4-85.4 per 100,000 population are: Hernando, Pasco, and Pinellas.

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 week 35, 2019. In week 36, 2019 there were 49 cases reported.

There were 49 hepatitis A cases reported last week. Weekly case counts have steadily increased overall since 2018. 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 September 7, 2019.

From September 1, 2019 to September 7, 2019, county health departments (CHDs) administered 2,761 (35%) of the total 7,850 first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS. In 2019 CHDs have administered 82,875 vaccinations and non-CHDs have administered 121,667 vaccinations for a total of 204,542 vaccinations. Vaccinations given before the public health emergency declaration are shown in lighter colors than those given after.

  • 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 to date

01/01/2019 - 9/7/2019

CountyCases

  • Alachua7
  • Baker0
  • Bay6
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard100
  • Broward14
  • Calhoun0
  • Charlotte18
  • Citrus49
  • Clay4
  • Collier8
  • Columbia5
  • Miami-Dade30
  • DeSoto3
  • Dixie1
  • Duval13
  • Escambia3

CountyCases

  • Flagler6
  • Franklin1
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist1
  • Glades2
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton1
  • Hardee1
  • Hendry2
  • Hernando105
  • Highlands0
  • Hillsborough132
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River10
  • Jackson4
  • Jefferson0
  • Lafayette0

CountyCases

  • Lake108
  • Lee69
  • Leon3
  • Levy7
  • Liberty1
  • Madison1
  • Manatee113
  • Marion121
  • Martin37
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau4
  • Okaloosa6
  • Okeechobee12
  • Orange157
  • Osceola31
  • Palm Beach63
  • Pasco385

CountyCases

  • Pinellas354
  • Polk37
  • Putnam2
  • Santa Rosa17
  • Sarasota55
  • Seminole39
  • St. Johns7
  • St. Lucie37
  • Sumter34
  • Suwannee1
  • Taylor5
  • Union0
  • Volusia223
  • Wakulla2
  • Walton2
  • Washington1

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