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Hepatitis A in Florida
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
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).
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.
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.
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