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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line


January 1, 2018 – August 17, 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 2,266 cases to date in 2019.

From January 1, 2018 through August 17, 2019, 2,814 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 August 17, 2019. Counties with one or more cases reported in week 33 are: Volusia, Brevard, Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando, Lee, Orange, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota, Indian River, Polk, Lake, Okeechobee, Flagler, Columbia, Levy, Osceola, Taylor, Sumter, Martin, Duval, St. Lucie, Putnam, Charlotte, Seminole, Wakulla. Counties with a rate of 0.1-11.3 per 100,000 population are: Duval, Escambia, Broward, Monroe, Putnam, Leon, Clay, Columbia, Miami-Dade, Collier, Suwannee, Indian River, Nassau, Alachua, Flagler, Wakulla, St. Johns, Bay, Palm Beach, Hardee, Washington, Hendry, Madison, DeSoto, Gilchrist, Walton, Polk, Hamilton, Santa Rosa, Osceola, Okaloosa, Sarasota, Jackson, Lee, Franklin, St. Lucie, Charlotte, Liberty, Santa Rosa. Counties with a rate of 11.4-39.5 per 100,000 population are: Brevard, Levy, Seminole, Hillsborough, Okeechobee, Glades, Orange, Citrus, Taylor, Martin, Manatee, Sumter, Lake, Volusia, Marion. Counties with a rate of 39.6-83.3 per 100,000 population are: Hernando, Pasco, and Pinellas.

Counties that reported a hepatitis A case in week 33 (8/11/19–8/17/19) 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 33, 2019. In week 33, 2019 there were 72 cases reported.

There were 72 hepatitis A cases reported in week 33 (8/11/19–8/17/19). Weekly case counts have steadily increased overall since week 1, 2018.

A graph that shows the number of first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered by both private providers and county health departments to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS, by month from January 2018 through August 17, 2019, compared to the previous 5-year average. In August 2019 there were 20,268 vaccines administered to date.

The Florida Department of Health is actively working to vaccinate those most at risk for hepatitis A infection. Since October 2018, the number of first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered by both private providers and county health departments to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS, remained well above the previous 5-year-average. In week 33 (8/11/19–8/17/19), 6,400 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.

  • 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 - 8/17/2019

CountyCases

  • Alachua5
  • Baker0
  • Bay6
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard85
  • Broward13
  • Calhoun0
  • Charlotte17
  • Citrus39
  • Clay3
  • Collier4
  • Columbia3
  • Miami-Dade27
  • DeSoto2
  • Dixie0
  • Duval9
  • Escambia3

CountyCases

  • Flagler5
  • Franklin1
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist1
  • Glades2
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton1
  • Hardee1
  • Hendry2
  • Hernando101
  • Highlands0
  • Hillsborough122
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River8
  • Jackson4
  • Jefferson0
  • Lafayette0

CountyCases

  • Lake98
  • Lee54
  • Leon3
  • Levy7
  • Liberty1
  • Madison1
  • Manatee103
  • Marion113
  • Martin33
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau3
  • Okaloosa5
  • Okeechobee9
  • Orange150
  • Osceola30
  • Palm Beach54
  • Pasco374

CountyCases

  • Pinellas344
  • Polk31
  • Putnam2
  • Santa Rosa13
  • Sarasota44
  • Seminole40
  • St. Johns6
  • St. Lucie33
  • Sumter31
  • Suwannee1
  • Taylor5
  • Union0
  • Volusia208
  • Wakulla2
  • Walton2
  • Washington1

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