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Varicella (Chickenpox) in Florida
Florida HealthDisease Control
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting health care seeking behavior, which may be impacting the diagnosis and reporting of varicella cases that are shown in this report. For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, please visit FloridaHealthCOVID-19.gov.
December Key Points
highest incidence rate
unknown vaccinations status
The number of varicella cases reported in December decreased from the previous month and remained below the previous 5-year average. Due to robust vaccination programs, there is no longer discernable seasonality for varicella cases in the United States.
From January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, 346 varicella cases were reported in 45 counties.
The annual number of reported varicella cases decreased from 2015 to 2017. In 2020, case counts are lower than those seen in previous years at this time.
In December, 2 varicella cases were transmitted within households while no outbreak-associated were reported. For most varicella cases, exposure to other known cases is not identied and are not able to be linked to outbreaks.
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