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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line


February Key Points

9 cases
33% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incidence
11% not up-to-date and 44% had unkown vaccination status

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

A graph showing a summary of hepatitis A cases reported by month in 2023 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In February 2023, 9 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.

In February 2023, 9 hepatitis A cases were reported in 7 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From December 2022 through February 2023, the average county rates were lowest throughout northwest and northeast Florida.

A map showing the previous 3-month average hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population. Counties with one or more cases reported in February are: Broward Miami-Dade Duval Escambia Flagler Hillsborough Sarasota  Counties with a rate of 0.02-0.05 per 100,000 population are: Broward Miami-Dade Orange Duval  Counties with a rate of 0.06-0.2 per 100,000 population are: Brevard Escambia Hillsborough  Counties with a rate of 0.21-0.37 per 100,000 population are:  Indian River Flagler Sarasota

In February 2023, 3 cases were epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case.

In February 2023, there was an average of 0 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. In February 2023, there were 3 epidemiologically linked cases and 9 total cases.

In 2023, 24 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, 321 in 2022, and 24 in 2023.


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