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  • FL: 2018/2019 Hepatits 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...

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    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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