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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


December Key Points

16 cases
0% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incident
44% not up-to-date and 44% had unkown vaccination status


The number of reported hepatitis A cases in November decreased from the previous month and was below the previous 5-year average.

https://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/vaccine-preventable-disease/hepatitis-a/index.html


In December 2022, 16 hepatitis A cases were reported in 7 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From October 2022 through December 2022, the average county rates were lowest throughout northwest and northwest Florida.

A map showing the previous 3-month average hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population. Counties with one or more cases reported in December are: Broward Miami-Dade Hillsborough Orange Osceola Pasco Pinellas Sarasota   Counties with a rate of 0.02-0.06 per 100,000 population are:  Pinellas Lee Orange Broward Pasco Palm Beach Seminole Manatee Osceola Polk St. Lucie Escambia   Counties with a rate of 0.07-0.22 per 100,000 population are: Miami-Dade Martin Sarasota  Counties with a rate of 0.23 -0.8 per 100,000 population are:  Nassau Hillsborough Hendr.


In December 2022, 0 cases were epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case. From January 2022 - December 2022, 37 cases were epi-linked to other cases.

In December 2022, there was an average of 2 contacts to reported cases. Contacts are those who were exposed to the virus and recommended prophylaxis for illness prevention. A bar graph displaying the number of total cases per year compared to the number of epidemiologically linked cases per year and the number of epidemiologically linked case per month compared to the number of cases per month. From January 2022 – December 2022, there were 37 epidemiologically linked cases and 321 total cases. In December 2022, there were 0 epidemiologically linked cases and 16 total cases.



In 2022, 321 hepatitis A cases were reported.

A graph showing a summary of the total number of hepatitis cases reported by year with an emphasis on 2019. In total for each year there have been: 276 in 2017; 548 in 2018; 3,392 in 2019; 1,021 in 2020; 203 in 2021 and 321 in 2022.


 

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