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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


July Key Points

22 cases
9% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incident rate
95% not up-to-date or unkown vaccination status


The number of reported hepatitis A cases in July 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 2021 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In July 2022, 22 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average..


In July 2022, 22 hepatitis A cases were reported in 9 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From May 2022 through July 2022, the average county rates were highest in Central Florida 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 July are: Broward Miami-Dade Duval Hernando Hillsborough Lake Marion Orange Pinellas Counties with a rate of 0.03-0.24 per 100,000 population are: Broward Lee Sarasota Collier Polk Volusia Duval Seminole Miami-Dade Osceola Lake Orange  Counties with a rate of 0.25-0.66 per 100,000 population are: Pasco Marion Pinellas Putnam Okaloosa Hernando Hillsborough  Counties with a rate of .67 -1.43 per 100,000 population are: Citrus Jackson


In July 2022, 2 cases was epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case. From January 2022 - July 2022, 25 cases were epi-linked to other cases.

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 – July 2022, there were 25 epidemiologically linked cases and 231 total cases. In July 2022, there was 2 epidemiologically linked cases and 22 total cases.


In 2022, 30-39 year olds have the highest incidence rate at 2.57 cases per 100,000 population.

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; 202 in 2021 and 231 in 2022.


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