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Florida records 33 additional hepatitis A cases last week

The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida continues as state health officials reported an additional 33 cases during the week ending Dec. 7.

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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 A related death have been recorded through November 2019.

Counties in the Tampa Bay area that have seen the most cases in 2019 include Pasco (409), Pinellas (377), Hillsborough (163) and Manatee (136).

From December 1, 2019 to December 7, 2019, county health departments (CHDs) administered 1,461 (40%) of the total 3,695 first doses of hepatitis A vaccine administered to adults age 18 years and older, as recorded in Florida SHOTS.

Nationally, since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 30 states have publicly reported the following as of December 6, 2019:

  • Cases: 28,985
  • Hospitalizations: 17,580 (61%)
  • Deaths: 296

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