Officials with the State of Florida reported an additional 92 hepatitis A cases last week, the most reported in one week.


This brings the outbreak total to 1129 cases since the beginning of this year and 1677 cases since Jan. 1, 2018.

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Pinellas (344), Pasco (292), Orange (189) and Hillsborough (176) counties still report the most cases. Other counties reporting higher numbers include Marion (82), Volusia (73), Seminole (55) and Hernando (53).

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The Florida Department of Health is actively working to vaccinate those most at risk for hepatitis A infection.

Since 2006, hepatitis A vaccine has been recommended for all children at age 1 year. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended for certain high-risk groups of adults including illegal drug users, persons experiencing homelessness, and men who have sex with men.

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