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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...

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

    January 1, 2018 – August 17, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through August 17, 2019, 2,814 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 33 (8/11/19–8/17/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 72 hepatitis A cases reported in week 33 (8/11/19–8/17/19). 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 33 (8/11/19–8/17/19), 6,400 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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    Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html Hepatitis A in Florida

    January 1, 2018 – August 10, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through August 10, 2019, 2,740 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 32 (8/4/19–8/10/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 68 hepatitis A cases reported in week 32 (8/4/19–8/10/19). 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 32 (8/4/19–8/10/19), 7,895 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.

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

    January 1, 2018 – July 27, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through July 27, 2019, 2,582 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 28 (7/21/19–7/27/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 53 hepatitis A cases reported in week 30 (7/21/19–7/27/19). 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 30 (7/21/19–7/27/19), 4,227 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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    Hepatitis A Cases by County




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

    January 1, 2018 – July 20, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through July 20, 2019, 2,526 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 28 (7/14/19–7/20/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 77 hepatitis A cases reported in week 29 (7/14/19–7/20/19). 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 29 (7/14/19–7/20/19), 5,172 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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    Hepatitis A Cases 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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    Source: http://www.floridahealth.gov/disease...ata/index.html
    Hepatitis A in Florida

    January 1, 2018 – July 13, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through July 13, 2019, 2,446 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 28 (7/7/19–7/13/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 85 hepatitis A cases reported in week 28 (7/7/19–7/13/19). 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. 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 28 (7/7/19–7/13/19), 4,780 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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    Hepatitis A Cases by County

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

    January 1, 2018 – July 6, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through July 6, 2019, 2,359 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 27 (6/30/19–7/6/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 82 hepatitis A cases reported in week 27 (6/30/19–7/6/19). 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 27 (6/30/19–7/6/19), 3,430 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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    Hepatitis A Cases 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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    Source: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/...oz4-story.html


    A fourth death from Hepatitis A in Martin County as outbreak continues
    By Cindy Krischer Goodman
    | South Florida Sun Sentinel |
    Jun 24, 2019 | 1:14 PM

    Florida’s Department of Health is struggling to control the outbreak of hepatitis A, with the number of new cases rising weekly, restaurant workers reporting they are infected and now the fourth death from the contagious liver virus in Martin County.

    In the last week alone, Florida reported 77 new cases of hepatitis A, bringing the state total to 1,636. Florida has seen more cases of the contagious liver virus in the first 5 1/2 months of 2019 than the previous five years combined. Most of the cases are concentrated in the Tampa area, however South Florida has a rising number of cases, too: Miami-Dade (22), Broward (12) and Palm Beach (29). Florida has had 21 deaths attributed to hepatitis A since 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    While the Florida Department of Health is trying to find the source of the hepatitis A outbreak, the fourth victim of the disease this year in Martin County was laid to rest on Saturday. The obituary for 75-year-old Colin Holmes Jr., of Palm City, said he was diagnosed with hepatitis A in March and never recovered.

    Rep. Toby Overdorf, who represents District 83, told Sun Sentinel partner WPEC-Ch. 12 news that the four people in Martin County who’ve died from hepatitis A were all over age 50 and none were from the so-called “at-risk populations,” such as intravenous drug users, prisoners and homosexuals. “There is something that’s going on that is causing these deaths," he said...

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

    January 1, 2018 – June 15, 2019

    From January 1, 2018 through June 15, 2019, 2,109 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 24 (6/9/19–6/15/19) are outlined in black. Since January 1, 2018, 98% of cases have likely been acquired locally in Florida.
    There were 99 hepatitis A cases reported in week 24 (6/9/19–6/15/19). 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 24 (6/9/19–6/15/19), 4,310 doses were administered. Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection.
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    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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    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

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




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    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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    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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    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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