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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


May Key Points

45 cases
13% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incident rate
93% not up-to-date or unkown vaccination status


The number of reported hepatitis A cases in May 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 May 2022, 45 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.


In May 2022, 45 hepatitis A cases were reported in 16 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From March 2022 through May 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 May are: Miami-Dade Hillsborough Holmes Jackson Lake Manatee Okaloosa Orange Osceola Pasco Polk Sarasota Seminole Volusia   Counties with a rate of 0.03-0.27 per 100,000 population are: Pinellas Broward Brevard Miami-Dade Manatee Leon Sarasota Okaloosa Hillsborough Pasco Bay Osceola   Counties with a rate of 0.28-0.71 per 100,000 population are: Lake Sumter Polk Volusia Seminole  Counties with a rate of 0.72 -1.67 per 100,000 population are: Jackson Orange Holmes.


In May 2022, 6 cases was epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case. From January 2022-May 2022, 26 cases were epi-linked to other cases.

AA 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 April 2022, there was 6 epidemiologically linked case and 45 total cases.


In 2022, 215 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; 3,405 in 2019; 1,003 in 2020; 204 in 2021 and 215 in 2022.


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