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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


From January 1, 2018 through May 30, 2020, 4,561 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 – May 30, 2020

A graph that shows the number of hepatitis A cases for the past 12 months.

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, and 2020: 106 cases in 2014, 123 cases in 2015, 122 cases in 2016, 276 cases in 2017, 548 cases in 2018, 3411 cases in 2019, and 606 cases to date in 2020.

From January 1, 2018 through May 30, 2020, 4,561 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 cumulative Hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population from January 1, 2018 through May 30, 2020 Counties with one or more cases reported in week 22 are: Brevard, Clay, Duval, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Volusia Counties with a rate of .01 - 15.4 per 100,000 population are: Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, Monroe, Bay, Madison, Leon, Palm Beach, Jefferson, Putnam, Hardee, Hendry, Jackson, Escambia, Franklin, Walton, Alachua, Highlands, Okaloosa, Washington, Hamilton, Flagler, DeSoto Counties with a rate of 15.5 - 42.4 per 100,000 population are: Wakulla, St. Johns, Polk, Gilchrist, Clay, Seminole, Osceola, Lee, Hillsborough, Orange, Taylor, Duval, Glades, Levy, St. Lucie, Union, Indian River, Nassau, Suwannee, Santa Rosa, Sumter, Sarasota, Martin, Charlotte, Brevard, Manatee, Columbia, Dixie Counties with a rate of 42.5 - 93.7 per 100,000 population are: Marion, Lake, Pinellas, Liberty, Hernando, Okeechobee, Volusia, Citrus, Pasco.

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.

3. A graph that shows the number of hepatitis A cases reported by week from week 1, 2018 through 22 2020. In week 22, 2020 there were 13 cases reported.

There were 13 hepatitis A cases reported last week. 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 May 30, 2020.

From May 24, 2020 to May 30, 2020, county health departments (CHDs) administered 123 (19%) of the total 631 first doses of hepatitis A vaccin administered to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS. In 2019 CHDs have administered 159,298 vaccinations and non-CHDs have administered 205,888 vaccinations for a total of 365,186 vaccinations. Vaccinations given before the public health emergency declaration are shown in lighter colors than those given after. Since January 2019, CHDs have administered 159,298 vaccinations and non-CHDs have administered 205,888 vaccinations for a total of 365,186 vaccinations. Since declaration of the PHE, CHDs have administered 93,635 and non-CHDs have administered 113,233 vaccinations.

  • 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 Cases to date

01/01/2020 - 5/16/2020

CountyCases

  • Alachua17
  • Baker0
  • Bay0
  • Bradford0
  • Brevard45
  • Broward12
  • Calhoun0
  • Charlotte13
  • Citrus11
  • Clay27
  • Collier3
  • Columbia6
  • Miami-Dade9
  • DeSoto1
  • Dixie3
  • Duval138
  • Escambia17

CountyCases

  • Flagler1
  • Franklin0
  • Gadsden0
  • Gilchrist0
  • Glades0
  • Gulf0
  • Hamilton1
  • Hardee2
  • Hendry0
  • Hernando2
  • Highlands5
  • Hillsborough20
  • Holmes0
  • Indian River9
  • Jackson0
  • Jefferson1
  • Lafayette0

CountyCases

  • Lake5
  • Lee10
  • Leon10
  • Levy0
  • Liberty4
  • Madison0
  • Manatee2
  • Marion4
  • Martin2
  • Monroe1
  • Nassau15
  • Okaloosa2
  • Okeechobee4
  • Orange1
  • Osceola7
  • Palm Beach3
  • Pasco14

CountyCases

  • Pinellas2
  • Polk22
  • Putnam2
  • Santa Rosa10
  • Sarasota20
  • Seminole6
  • St. Johns29
  • St. Lucie20
  • Sumter1
  • Suwannee5
  • Taylor0
  • Union0
  • Volusia58
  • Wakulla3
  • Walton0
  • Washington1

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