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Hepatitis A in Florida

Hepatitis A information line

 


December Key Points

27 cases
10% of cases linked to other cases
30-39 year olds have had the highest incident rate
89% not up-to-date or unkown vaccination status


The number of reported hepatitis A cases in December increased from the previous month and was below the previous 5-year average. Since January, 1, 2021, 95% of cases have likely been aquired in Florida

A graph showing a summary of hepatitis A cases reported by month in 2021 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In December 2021, 27 cases of hepatitis A were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.


In December 2021, 17 hepatitis A cases were reported in 16 counties, outlined in black in the map below. From October 2021 through December 2021 the average county rates were highest in Central Florida.

A map showing the previous 3-month average hepatitis A rates per 100,000 population. Counties with one or more cases reported in December are: Citrus Miami-Dade Duval Flagler Hillsborough Lake Marion Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk Seminole Sumter Volusia Counties with a rate of 0.02-0.09 per 100,000 population are: Palm Beach Miami-Dade Brevard Volusia Seminole Manatee Lake Hillsborough Marion Counties with a rate of 0.1-0.3 per 100,000 population are: Polk Citrus Pasco Alachua Osceola Flagler St. Johns Duval Pinellas Counties with a rate of 0.31 -0.73 per 100,000 population are: Orange Sumter


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 December 2021, there was 1 epidemiologically linked case and 27 total cases.


In 2021, 211 hepatitis A cases were reported. There was a 94% decrease in overall cases when compared to cases as of December 2019 (n=3,166).

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: 122 in 2016; 276 in 2017; 548 in 2018; 3,405 in 2019; 1,003 in 2020; and 211 in 2021.


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