While the COVID-19 pandemic remains the focus of media, politicians and the public, the hepatitis A outbreak in Florida never really went away. The Florida Department of Health has reported an additional 990 hepatitis A outbreak cases through December 19. While high, much less than 3405 cases seen in 2019.
While all attention has been on the COVID-19 pandemic this year, in which Florida has reported more than 61,000 cases and nearly 2700 deaths, the hepatitis A outbreak in the state that began in 2018 continues. Hepatitis A activity decreased from last month and was similar to the previous 5-year average
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 34 hepatitis A outbreak cases last week, bringing the total for the year to 239. From January 1, 2018 through February 15, 2020, 4,184 hepatitis A cases were reported. While Polk County in the Tampa Bay area continues to report some
The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida continues as state health officials reported an additional 33 cases during the week ending Dec. 7. This puts the total cases at 3,221 since the beginning of the year and 3,769 hepatitis A cases since the outbreak started at the beginning of 2018. 56 hepatitis
The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida has hit 3,500 cases since it started in Jan. 2018 after reporting 62 cases last week. From January 1, 2018 through November 2, 2019, 3,518 hepatitis A cases were reported, according to state health officials. Since the beginning of this year, 2,970 cases have
Hepatitis A In an update on the hepatitis A outbreak in Florida, health officials reported 55 additional outbreak cases in the past week. This brings the outbreak total to 2,847 since the beginning of the year and 3,395 hepatitis A cases since the beginning of 2018. 43 fatalities have been reported.