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Varicella (Chickenpox) in Florida
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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.
June Key Points
The number of varicella cases reported in May increased from the previous month but remianed below the previous 5-year average. Due to robust vaccination programs, there is no longer discernable seasonality for varicella cases in the United States
The 21 varicella cases in June were reported among the 10 counties outlined in black. From April 2020 through June 2020 the average county rate varied throughout the state.
From January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020, 237 varicella cases were reported in 40 counties.
The annual number of reported varicella cases decrease from 2015 to 2017. In 2020, case counts were slightly lower than those seen in previous years at this time, as indicated by the white bars in the graph.
No Varicella outbreaks were reported in June.
In June,6 (29%) of 21 total cases were associated with transmission within households and no cases were outbreak associated. For most varicella cases, exposure to other known cases is never identified, and they are not able to be linked to outbreaks.
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