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Hepatitis A—Data

Hepatitis A information line


January 1, 2018 - April 13, 2019

This image contains a summary of the total number of hepatitis A cases reported from 2014 through 2019. In total for each year there have been: 106 in 2014; 123 in 2015; 122 in 2016; 276 in 2017; 548 in 2018; and 811 in 2019.

From January 1, 2018 through April 13, 2019,1,359 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.

This map shows the cumulative Hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population from January 1, 2018 through April 13, 2019. Counties with one or more cases reported in week 15 are: Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Lake, Martin, Hernando, Marion, Orange, Miami-Dade, Okaloosa, Broward, Brevard, Escambia, Seminole, Palm Beach, and Bay.  Counties with a rate of 0.1-5.7 per 100,000 population are: Escambia, Leon, Duval, Clay, Collier, Miami-Dade, Broward, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Monroe, Flagler, Brevard, St. Johns, Alachua, Charlotte, Osceola, Bay, Manatee, Lee, Jackson, Polk, Walton, Sumter, Citrus, Okaloosa, DeSoto, Santa Rosa, and Gilchrist  Counties with a rate of 5.8-17.5 per 100,000 population are:  Okeechobee, Volusia, Franklin, Hillsborough, Seminole, Martin, Orange, Lake, Marion, and Hernando  Counties with a rate of 15.6-38.8 per 100,000 population are: Pasco, Pinellas

Counties that reported a hepatitis A case in week 15 (4/7/19–4/13/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 97% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.

This image shows the number of hepatitis A cases reported by week from week 1, 2018 through week 15, 2019. In week 15, 2019 there were 60 cases reported.

There were 60 hepatitis A cases reported in week 15 (4/7/19–4/13/19). Weekly case counts have steadily increased overall since week 1, 2018.

This image 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 April 13, 2019, compared to the previous 5-year average. In April 2019 to date there were 8,251 vaccines administered.

The Florida Department of Health is actively working to vaccinate those most at risk for hepatitis A infection. In recent months, 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-yearaverage. In week 15 (4/7/19–4/13/19), 5,945 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.

  • Hepatitis A cases from 1/1/18 through 4/13/19 by County

CountyCases

  • Alachua7
  • Baker0
  • Bay6
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard11
  • Broward21
  • Calhoun0
  • Charlotte5
  • Citrus7
  • Clay1
  • Collier3
  • Columbia0
  • Miami-Dade28
  • DeSoto2
  • Dixie0
  • Duval4
  • Escambia1

CountyCases

  • Flagler2
  • Franklin1
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist1
  • Glades0
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton0
  • Hardee0
  • Hendry0
  • Hernando33
  • Highlands0
  • Hillsborough153
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River0
  • Jackson2
  • Jefferson0
  • Lafayette0

CountyCases

  • Lake52
  • Lee28
  • Leon1
  • Levy0
  • Liberty0
  • Madison0
  • Manatee14
  • Marion59
  • Martin19
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau0
  • Okaloosa11
  • Okeechobee3
  • Orange170
  • Osceola11
  • Palm Beach19
  • Pasco230

CountyCases

  • Pinellas300
  • Polk28
  • Putnam0
  • St. Johns5
  • St. Lucie4
  • Santa Rosa10
  • Sarasota5
  • Seminole52
  • Sumter6
  • Suwannee0
  • Taylor0
  • Union0
  • Volusia40
  • Wakulla0
  • Walton3
  • Washington0

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