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Hepatitis A in Florida
January Key Points
In January 2024, 4 hepatitis A cases were reported in 3 counties. The number of reported hepatitis A cases in January decreased from the previous month and was below the previous 5-year average.
In 2024, 4 hepatitis A cases were reported.
The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is through vaccination. In January 2024, 50% of cases were not up-to-date on hepatitis A vaccinations and 50% of cases had unknown hepatitis A vaccination status. Since 2006, hepatitis A vaccine has been recommended for all children at age 1 year. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended for certain adult high-risk groups, including persons using injection and non-injection drugs, persons experiencing homelessness, and men who have sex with men. To learn more about the hepatitis A vaccine, talk to your doctor or visit: CDC.gov/Vaccines/HCP/VIS/VIS-Statements/Hep-A.html
In January 2024, 0 cases were epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case. In 2024 12 cases were epi-linked to another case.
In January 2024, 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.
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