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  • #16
    Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html
    Hepatitis A—Data

    January 1, 2018 – April 27, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through April 27, 2019, 1,503 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 17 (4/21/19–4/27/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 97% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 70 hepatitis A cases reported in week 17 (4/21/19–4/27/19). 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. Since October 2018, 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-year average. In week 17 (4/21/19–4/27/19), 5,121 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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    Hepatitis A cases from 1/1/18 through 4/27/19 by County

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    • #17
      Source: https://www.wfla.com/news/pinellas-c...ail/1963646237

      Hepatitis A case confirmed at Pinellas County Jail
      By: WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
      Jamel Lanee'
      Posted: Apr 29, 2019 12:48 PM EDT
      Updated: Apr 29, 2019 04:44 PM EDT

      PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A case of Hepatitis A has been confirmed at the Pinellas County Jail.

      An inmate at the jail is currently being treated for the disease in the medical ward, a sheriff's office spokesman confirmed. Officials say more than 2,000 people at the jail have been vaccinated so far.

      Lindsey Marceau tells 8 On Your Side her husband tested positive for Hep A several weeks ago. He was placed in quarantine but has since been released.

      "They ran several tests on him and confirmed he contracted Hep A and it was through food," Marceau said. "He could barely talk and I was very concerned for him. He couldn't use the bathroom or anything. He was jaundice."

      Marceau says her husband told her many of the inmates are showing symptoms...

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      • #18
        Source: https://www.wftv.com/news/local/hepa...-say/944928731

        Hepatitis A outbreak spreading through Orange County, health officials say
        By: Michael Lopardi
        Updated: Apr 30, 2019 - 5:19 PM

        ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Health officials are saying the Hepatitis A outbreak is growing, with seven new cases reported in Orange County in the past week.

        The county has recorded 86 cases of Hepatitis A so far in 2019, which is the third most in the state...

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        • #19
          Source: https://www.wtxl.com/money/consumer/...-be-vaccinated


          Taco Bell worker tests positive for hepatitis A, employees had to be vaccinated
          Posted: 10:41 PM, May 01, 2019
          Updated: 12:25 PM, May 02, 2019
          By: Wendy Ryan

          TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – People who ate at a local Taco Bell in mid-April may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

          Our ABC Action News I-Team just uncovered an employee at Taco Bell on 40976 U.S. Highway 19 North in Tarpon Springs tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to an email sent by the Pinellas County Health Department to the state.

          The county also reported the employee worked at that Tarpon Spring's Taco Bell during his infectious period from April 12 to April 14.

          On April 17, the agency reached out to the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to conduct a joint investigation and food safety inspection.

          When inspectors showed up on that day, the state found employees were not washing their hands...

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          • #20
            Source: https://www.foxnews.com/health/prom-...tests-positive

            Hundreds of promgoers potentially exposed to hepatitis A after venue worker tests positive
            By Alexandria Hein | Fox News

            Students at two Florida high schools may have been exposed to hepatitis A after a worker at the venue that hosted their proms tested positive for the virus. The students, who attend F. W. Springstead High School in Spring Hill, and Central High School in Brooksville, were made aware after the Hernando County health department confirmed an employee at the Silverthorn Country Club Restaurant tested positive for the illness.

            “The employee may have exposed patrons between April 12-30, 2019,” according to the news release...

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            • #21
              Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html
              Hepatitis A in Florida

              January 1, 2018 – May 4, 2019

              From January 1, 2018 through May 4, 2019, 1,585 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 18 (4/28/19–5/4/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 97% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
              There were 85 hepatitis A cases reported in week 18 (4/28/19–5/4/19). 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. Since October 2018, 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-year average. In week 18 (4/28/19–5/4/19), 5,273 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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              View the monthly report











              Hepatitis A cases from 1/1/18 through 5/4/19 by County




              *Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Acrobat Reader may be required to view these files.


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              • #22
                TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) - Florida reported 92 hepatitis A cases last week, bringing the total to 1,129 cases this year as an outbreak continues to grow, according to numbers posted Monday on the state Department of Health website.
                The total is more than double the 548 cases reported in all of 2018. In the four previous years, the highest number of cases was 276 in 2017.

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                http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/loc...nues-to-expand


                "May the long time sun
                Shine upon you,
                All love surround you,
                And the pure light within you
                Guide your way on."

                "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
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                “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                Mohandas Gandhi

                Be the light that is within.

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                • #23
                  Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html
                  Hepatitis A in Florida

                  January 1, 2018 – May 18, 2019

                  From January 1, 2018 through May 18, 2019, 1,768 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 20 (5/12/19–5/18/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
                  There were 89 hepatitis A cases reported in week 20 (5/12/19–5/18/19). 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. Since October 2018, 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- year-average. In week 20 (5/12/19–5/18/19), 6,722 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
                  View the weekly report


                  View the monthly report











                  Hepatitis A cases from 1/1/18 through 5/18/19 by County




                  *Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Acrobat Reader may be required to view these files.


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                  • #24
                    Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html
                    Hepatitis A in Florida

                    January 1, 2018 – May 25, 2019

                    From January 1, 2018 through May 25, 2019, 1,860 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 21 (5/19/19–5/25/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
                    There were 92 hepatitis A cases reported in week 21 (5/19/19–5/25/19). 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. Since October 2018, 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- year-average. In week 21 (5/19/19–5/25/19), 7,297 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.

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                    • #25



                      May 30, 2019

                      NATIONAL HEPATITIS AWARENESS MONTH
                      FREE HEPATITIS A VACCINES
                      Contact:
                      Mirna Chamorro
                      mirna.chamorro@flhealth.gov
                      (407) 665-3374


                      Sanford, Fla. — In recognition of May as National Hepatitis Awareness Month, the public is encouraged to learn more about hepatitis and get tested and vaccinated. The Seminole County Health Department continues collaborating closely with community partners to raise hepatitis A awareness and encourage vaccination. Free hepatitis A vaccinations are being offered to high-risk individuals at different sites throughout the county and are also available through the Hepatitis Prevention Program at DOH-Seminole. Please call the health department at 407-665-3019 to see if you qualify for free vaccine. The upcoming hepatitis A vaccine events are:

                      May 30th from 4 - 6pm at the Seminole County Health Department Food Pantry located at 400 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32773.

                      June 4th from 9am – 12pm at Shepherd’s Hope Health Center located at 600 N. US Highway 17-92, Suite 124, Longwood, FL 32750.

                      June 5th from 3:30 - 5:30pm at Grace & Grits located at First United Methodist Church 419 S. Park Ave. Sanford, FL 32771.

                      June 8th from 11am – 2pm at Hispanic Community Festival located at Clifford McKibbin Park, 1201 W. 25th St. Sanford, FL. 32771.

                      “Many people are unaware that they are infected with hepatitis. It is important to get tested and treated for hepatitis early to prevent serious liver problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis and even liver cancer,” said Donna Walsh, health officer for the Seminole County Health Department.

                      The National Hepatitis Awareness Month annual observance is an opportunity to collaborate and shed light on this epidemic by raising awareness about viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends baby boomers or anyone born from 1945-1965 get tested for hepatitis C. Baby boomers are 5 times more likely to have hepatitis C, which is not completely understood. Most boomers are believed to have become infected in the 1970s and 1980s when rates of hepatitis C were the highest.

                      Hepatitis is characterized by inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types of viral hepatitis in the United States. Symptoms of hepatitis, if they are present, include nausea, fever, weakness, loss of appetite and jaundice. Hepatitis A is transmitted by eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated with human waste (feces). Although anyone can get hepatitis A, some people are at higher risk; such as, people with direct contact with someone who has hepatitis A, men who have sexual contact with men, people who use drugs, and people who are experiencing homelessness. Hepatitis B is spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis C is usually spread through contact with blood containing the virus. Vaccines are available for hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C (HCV).

                      For more information about hepatitis and the Seminole County Health Department Hepatitis Prevention Program, contact (407) 665-3019 and visit www.seminolecohealth.com .



                      Mirna Chamorro
                      Public Information Officer
                      Florida Department of Health, Seminole County

                      400 W. Airport Blvd.
                      Sanford, FL. 32773
                      Office: 407-665-3374
                      Fax: 407-665-3213
                      Cell: 407-717-0184
                      Email: mirna.chamorro@flhealth.gov

                      Website: www.seminolecohealth.com
                      "May the long time sun
                      Shine upon you,
                      All love surround you,
                      And the pure light within you
                      Guide your way on."

                      "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                      Aristotle

                      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                      Mohandas Gandhi

                      Be the light that is within.

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                      • #26
                        Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html
                        Hepatitis A in Florida

                        January 1, 2018 – June 1, 2019

                        From January 1, 2018 through May 25, 2019, 1,921 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 22 (5/26/19–6/1/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
                        There were 63 hepatitis A cases reported in week 22 (5/26/19–6/1/19). 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. Since October 2018, 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-year-average. In week 22 (5/26/19–6/1/19), 3,563 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.

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