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  • FL: 2018/2019 Hepatitis A

    Source: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/ne...se-hepatitis-a

    Bay area counties see rise in Hepatitis-A cases
    By Jorja Roman | October 22, 2018 @6:19 PM

    INELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Throughout the state of Florida, health officials are working to identify the cause behind an outbreak of Hepatitis-A cases in 2018.

    280 cases reported in Florida in 2018
    Pinellas County has 58 reported cases
    Dept. of Health in Pinellas waiving fees for vaccinations

    As of Monday, there are 280 cases reported throughout the state. In Pinellas County, there are 58 reported cases...

  • #2
    Source: https://www.wfla.com/news/hillsborou...s-a/1549633485


    Hillsborough County
    Ybor City restaurant worker tests positive for Hepatitis A
    By: Athina Morris
    Posted: Oct 25, 2018 02:49 PM EDT
    Updated: Oct 25, 2018 05:28 PM EDT

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A after an employee at a Ybor City restaurant tested positive for the virus.

    Customers who ate at the Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille, 1800 East 8th Ave., between Oct. 4 and Oct. 20 should get vaccinated, the health department warned. Those who have already been vaccinated do not need to take action...

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    • #3
      Source: https://patch.com/florida/bloomingda...tive-hepatitis

      Toasted Monkey Restaurant Worker Tests Positive For Hepatitis A
      The Department of Health says a worker at Toasted Monkey Beachbar & Sportsgrill tested positive for hepatitis A.
      By D'Ann Lawrence White, Patch Staff | Nov 5, 2018 5:12 pm ET | Updated Nov 5, 2018 5:14 pm ET

      ST. PETE BEACH, FL -- The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in St. Pete Beach.

      Following lab confirmation on Nov. 1, DOH-Pinellas immediately began conducting an epidemiological investigation and today determined the individual worked at Toasted Monkey Beachbar & Sportsgrill at 6110 Gulf Blvd. between October 17 and 28.

      If you ate at Toasted Monkey during this time period and have not previously been vaccinated for hepatitis A, you should be vaccinated...

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      • #4
        Source: http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/loc...disney-springs

        Worker tests positive for Hepatitis A at Morimoto Asia restaurant in Disney Springs
        Posted: Nov 22 2018 07:34AM EST
        Updated: Nov 22 2018 07:37AM EST

        ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - If you've made a trip to Disney Springs recently, as the Orange County Health Department is warning visitors of a recent health danger.

        According to this department, a worker at Disney Spring's Morimoto Asia restaurant tested positive for Hepatitis A. So, anyone who ate or drank there between November 6th and November 16th may have been exposed...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.wjhg.com/content/news/He...501480191.html

          Hepatitis A health advisory issued by Department of Health
          Posted: Wed 3:57 PM, Nov 28, 2018

          TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Department of Health (department) issued a health advisory Wednesday to inform the public of an increase in hepatitis A cases in Florida and outbreaks reported across the country.

          The advisory reemphasized the importance of the hepatitis A vaccination.

          Since January 2018, 385 cases of hepatitis A virus infection have been reported in Florida. This is more than three times the previous five-year average of 126 cases. Florida’s cases are beginning to mirror national trends as local and state health departments across the country have worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to similar outbreaks since March 2017...

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          • #6
            Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...s-a/index.html

            From January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, 559 hepatitis A cases were reported in 31 counties. The number of reported hepatitis A cases more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 after remaining relatively constant in previous years. Case counts in 2018 have exceeded those seen in previous years and are more than double the case counts in the last 5 years.


            The number of reported hepatitis A cases steadily increased each month since April 2018 and has remained at or above the previous 5-year average all year. The number of cases reported in December increased from the previous month and was the highest reported in 2018.


            The 147 hepatitis A cases in December were reported in the 22 counties outlined in black. The central Florida region had the highest hepatitis A activity levels in 2018. In 2018, 96% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.

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            • #7
              Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...s-a/index.html
              Hepatitis A Surveillance
              January 2019




              The number of reported hepatitis A cases steadily increased each month since April 2018 and remained above the previous 5-year average in January 2019. The number of cases reported in January increased from the previous month.
              From January 1, 2019 through January 31, 2019, 189 hepatitis A cases were reported in 26 counties.
              The number of reported hepatitis A cases more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 after remaining relatively stable in previous years. Case counts in January 2019 are higher than those seen in January of previous years, as noted by the white bar in the figure.

              The 189 hepatitis A cases in January were reported in the 26 counties outlined in black. The central Florida region had the highest hepatitis A activity levels. Since January 1, 2018, 97% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.




              The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is through vaccination.Since January 1, 2018, 97% of people with hepatitis A had never received a documented dose of hepatitis A vaccine. In January 2019, 95% of infected people had not received the vaccine. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all children at age 1 year and for certain high-risk groups of adults including illegal drug users and men who have sex with men. To learn more about the hepatitis A vaccine, talk to your doctor or visit: CDC's Vaccine Information Statements webpage.



              For more information please read the full summary.

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.local10.com/news/local/m...-officials-say

                Miami restaurant worker tests positive for hepatitis A, officials say
                Diners of Primo's Italian Kitchen and Bar urged to seek treatment
                By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor
                Posted: 10:59 AM, February 16, 2019
                Updated: 10:59 AM, February 16, 2019

                MIAMI - A Miami restaurant worker has tested positive for hepatitis A, the Florida Department of Health announced late Friday.

                Health officials advised people who dined at Primo's Italian Kitchen and Bar in the 1700 block of North Bayshore Drive between Jan. 26 and Feb. 7 to seek medical treatment. A vaccination against hepatitis A within two weeks of exposure can prevent infection, the officials said. ..

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                • #9
                  Source: http://news.wgcu.org/post/orange-cou...epatitis-cases

                  Orange County Seeing 55 Times The Average Of Hepatitis A Cases
                  By Abe Aboraya • 9 hours ago

                  Originally published on February 21, 2019 9:23 am

                  Statewide, Hepatitis A cases were three times higher than in 2018 than the five-year average. But in Orange County, there were 123 cases in 2018 — more than 55 times the normal amount of cases. And in 2019 so far, we’re already at 15 times the five-year average of cases.

                  Alvina Chu, the epidemiology program manager for Orange County health department, said Hepatitis A historically came from abroad.

                  “So people would go travel to another place and get Hepatitis A and bring it back home to us in the United States, but recently the outbreak that’s occurring in Orange County is spread primarily from person to person,” Chu said...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://cbs12.com/news/local/outbrea...-martin-county

                    'Hepatitis A' outbreak declared in Martin County after 13 confirmed cases
                    by Gary DetmanFriday, April 5th 2019

                    STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — There is an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Martin County, leaders declared Friday.

                    Health experts confirmed 13 cases of the virus in the county.

                    The announcement came after a couple in their sixties died of complications from Hepatitis A at their home in Palm City last month.

                    Health experts say they have not been able to isolate the source of the outbreak.

                    The cases started to surface in January. On Monday, after having five new cases confirmed, the county said it became a high-risk area.

                    Florida has seen 1200 cases of Hepatitis A statewide, with eight deaths...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.wptv.com/news/local-news...ng-total-to-16


                      New case of Hepatitis A in Martin County, bringing total to 16
                      Posted: 2:36 PM, Apr 09, 2019
                      Updated: 11 minutes ago
                      By: Jon Shainman , WPTV Webteam

                      MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A new case of Hepatitis A has emerged in Martin County, bringing the total number of cases to 16, according to the Florida Department of Health.

                      This is the highest number of cases ever recorded in one year in Martin County since the Florida Department of Health began tracking the virus in the late 1990s...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://cbs12.com/news/local/16-case...-martin-county

                        16 cases of hepatitis A in Martin County, six cases in Palm Beach County
                        by Gary Detman, Chuck Weber Tuesday, April 9th 2019

                        STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — Potentially deadly hepatitis A has now reached outbreak levels in two local counties — Palm Beach and Martin.

                        State Health Department representatives in both counties verified the existence of new cases on Tuesday.

                        In Martin County, the health agency announced its latest confirmed case of the liver disease, bringing the total to 16, at least since the first of the year — 11 since April 1.

                        “When you raise awareness about an issue, generally you start to have people pay attention, and they’ll come forward for testing and evaluation,” said Renay Rouse, Health Department spokeswoman in Martin County. “It’s not uncommon to see a rise in cases when you’re shedding light on it.”

                        Health experts have yet to determine the source of the outbreak. They're gathering interviews, lifestyle information and food histories from those with the virus...

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                        Source: https://www.wpbf.com/article/additio...ounty/27102234


                        Additional cases of Hepatitis A on the Treasure Coast, Okeechobee County
                        St. Lucie County reports two cases of Hepatitis A so far this year
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                        WPBF Updated: 1:14 PM EDT Apr 10, 2019

                        ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. —

                        St. Lucie County is reporting two cases of Hepatitis A since the start of 2019.

                        It comes as Martin County is reporting 16 cases and Palm Beach County is reporting six cases since the start of the year.
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                        Okeechobee County is also reporting two cases of Hepatitis A in 2019. The county had two cases in all of 2018, according to health department officials, who are now encouraging people to get vaccinated...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.local10.com/health/hepat...broward-county

                          Hepatitis A outbreak declared in Broward County
                          By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer
                          Posted: 11:54 AM, April 11, 2019
                          Updated: 12:48 PM, April 11, 2019


                          FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Health officials confirmed Thursday that an outbreak of Hepatitis A is spreading across Broward County.

                          A spokesperson with the Broward County Health Department told Local 10 that seven cases of adult Heptatis A have been confirmed since the beginning of the year.

                          The threshold for an outbreak is defined by five cases.

                          Overall, there have been 690 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Florida since January 1...

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                          • #14
                            Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html
                            Hepatitis A–Surveillance Data

                            2018-To-Date Key Points
                            1,239
                            Cases


                            19% cases linked
                            to other cases


                            30-39 year olds had
                            highest incidence


                            27% co-infected
                            hepatitis B or C




                            From January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019, 690 hepatitis A cases were reported.
                            The number of reported hepatitis A cases more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 after remaining relatively stable in previous years. Case counts in March 2019 are higher than those seen in March of previous years, as noted by the white bar in the figure.
                            The 265 hepatitis A cases in March were reported in the 25 counties outlined in black. The central Florida region had the highest hepatitis A activity levels. Since January 1, 2018, 97% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
                            The number of reported hepatitis A cases steadily increased each month since April 2018 and remained above the previous 5-year average in March 2019. The number of cases reported in March increased from the previous month.
                            The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is through vaccination. Since January 1, 2018, 97% of people with hepatitis A had never received a documented dose of hepatitis A vaccine. In March 2019, 96% of infected people had not received the vaccine. Since 2006, hepatitis A vaccine has been recommended for all children at age 1 year. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended for certain high-risk groups of adults including illegal drug users, persons experiencing homelessness, and men who have sex with men. To learn more about the hepatitis A vaccine, talk to your doctor or visit the CDC's Vaccine Information Statements webpage.

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                            • #15
                              Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html

                              Hepatitis A—Data

                              January 1, 2018 - April 13, 2019

                              From January 1, 2018 through April 13, 2019,1,359 hepatitis A cases were reported.
                              The number of reported hepatitis A cases more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 and nearly doubled again in 2018 after remaining relatively stable in previous years. Case counts in 2019 have already surpassed those in 2018.
                              Counties that reported a hepatitis A case in week 15 (4/7/19–4/13/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 97% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
                              There were 60 hepatitis A cases reported in week 15 (4/7/19–4/13/19). Weekly case counts have steadily increased overall since week 1, 2018.
                              The Florida Department of Health is actively working to vaccinate those most at risk for hepatitis A infection. In recent months, the number of first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered by both private providers and county health departments to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS, remained well above the previous 5-yearaverage. In week 15 (4/7/19–4/13/19), 5,945 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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