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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line


August Key Points

16 cases
12% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incident rate
56% not up-to-date or unkown vaccination status

The number of reported hepatitis A cases in August 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 August 2022, 16 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average..

In August 2022, 16 hepatitis A cases were reported in 8 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From June 2022 through August 2022, the average county rates were highest in Central Florida and South Florida.

A map showing the previous 3-month average hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population. Counties with one or more cases reported in August are: Miami-Dade Duval Hillsborough Martin Osceola Palm Beach Pinellas Sarasota   Counties with a rate of 0.02-0.08 per 100,000 population are:  Broward Palm Beach Seminole   Counties with a rate of 0.09-0.3 per 100,000 population are: Collier Miami-Dade Orange Pasco Osceola Duval Lake Marion Martin Sarasota Pinellas Citrus  Counties with a rate of 0.31 -0.62 per 100,000 population are: Hernando Hillsborough

In August 2022, 2 cases was epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case. From January 2022 - August 2022, 29 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 – August 2022, there were 29 epidemiologically linked cases and 246 total cases. In August 2022, there was 2 epidemiologically linked cases and 16 total cases.

In 2022, 246 hepatitis A cases were reported in 30 counties.

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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