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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


October Key Points

19 cases
4% cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incident
53% not up-to-date and 42% 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 2021 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In October 2022, 19 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.


In October 2022,19 hepatitis A cases were reported in 8 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From August 2022 through October 2022, the average county rates were lowest throughout 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 October are: Broward Miami-Dade Escambia Hillsborough Martin Nassau Palm Beach Polk Sarasota SeminoleCounties with a rate of 0.03-0.05 per 100,000 population are: Broward Counties with a rate of 0.06-0.22 per 100,000 population


In October 2022, one case was epidemiologially (epi) linked to another case. From January 2022 - October 2022, 33 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 – October 2022, there were 31 epidemiologically linked cases and 270 total cases. In October 2022, there was 1 epidemiologically linked cases and 33 total cases.


In 2022, 288 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; 202 in 2021 and 288 in 2022.


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