Varicella (Chickenpox) in Florida
Contact: Florida Health
June Key Points
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The number of varicella cases reported in June decreased from last month and was above previous 5-year average. In general, more varicella cases are reported during the late winter and summer months.
The 86 varicella cases in May were reported among the 27 counties outlined in black. From April through June 2019 the average county rate varied throughout the state.
From January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, 510 varicella cases were reported in 51 counties.
The annual number of reported varicella cases decreased from 2015 to 2017. Case counts in June 2019 are similar to those seen in June of previous years, as noted by the white bar in the figure.
In June, 30 (35%) of 86 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.
No varicella outbreaks were reported in June.
So far in 2019, no varicella outbreaks have been reported.
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