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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line


October Key Points

4 cases
0% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incidence
75% not up-to-date and 25% had unkown vaccination status

The number of reported hepatitis A cases in October 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 October 2023, 4 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.

In October 2023, 4 hepatitis A cases were reported in 4 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From August 2023 through October 2023, the average county rates were highest in central 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 October are: Broward Hillsborough Lee Osceola  Counties with a rate of 0.03-0.05 per 100,000 population are: Broward Miami-Dade Hillsborough  Counties with a rate of 0.06-0.1 per 100,000 population are:  Polk Orange Manatee Osceola Collier Lee Marion St. Lucie

In 2023, 89 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, and 89 in 2023.

In October 2023, 0 cases were epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case. In 2023 12 cases were epi-linked to another case.

In October 2023, there was an average of 1 contact 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 October 2023, there were 0 epidemiologically linked cases and 4 total cases. From January 2023 through October 2023, 12 cases were epidemiologically linked cases and there were 89 total cases.


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