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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


January Key Points

4 cases
0% cases linked to other cases
40-49 year olds have had the highest incidence
50% not up-to-date and 50% had unkown vaccination status


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.

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


In 2024, 4 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, 319 in 2022, 100 in 2023, and 4 in 2024.

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. A graph showing a summary of hepatitis A cases reported by month in 2023 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In January 2024, 4 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.


 

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