Hepatitis A 
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect the liver's ability to function. Hepatitis A is aquired from contaminated food or water or from close contact with a person or object that's infected. Mild cases of hepatitis A don't require treatment. Most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage.

Hepatitus A rates are monitored to identify and prevent water and food-borne disease outbreaks.

In 2019, the rate per 100,000 of Hepatitis A in Alachua County was 3 compared to Florida at 15.9. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the first quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are more Hepatitis A in about three quarters of the counties The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.

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Measure Type 
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Alachua County
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Hepatitis A, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2019
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Hepatitis A, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountDenomRateMOVCountDenomRateMOV
20198266,6493.0*2.13,39221,268,55315.90.5
20182263,7530.854820,957,7052.60.2
20172259,3490.827620,555,7281.30.2
20160257,4780.012220,231,0920.60.1
20154255,6311.612219,897,7620.60.1
20140251,7600.010719,579,8710.50.1
20130248,5260.013319,314,3960.70.1
20121246,8930.411819,118,9380.60.1
20113247,1511.211018,941,7420.60.1
20104247,6691.617818,820,2800.90.1
20096246,4892.41.919118,711,8441.00.1
20083244,6641.216518,636,8370.90.1
20070242,2150.017118,500,9580.90.1
20064238,7041.723318,237,5961.30.2
20052233,8590.928917,876,6631.60.2
20043229,8461.329517,476,4891.70.2
200312226,9765.33.039917,074,3682.30.2
20026224,5562.7*2.11,05616,718,0336.30.4
20013221,6431.484716,384,8605.20.3
20004219,2391.865716,074,8964.10.3
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Data Source: Data presented here are from Merlin, Florida's web-based reportable disease surveillance system. Note that any data prior to 1992 are not maintained in Merlin and should be interpreted with caution.
10/27/2021 12:45:37 AM
Data Note(s)
  • This disease became reportable on July 5, 1999. The first full year of data collection is 2000. Cases occurring in previous years may have been retrospectively identified after becoming reportable. Counts and rates include confirmed and probable cases of Hepatitis A (Merlin code 07010).
  • Data in this report are aggregated by the date the case was reported to the Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida Department of Health. Cases are assigned to Florida counties based on the county of residence at the time of the disease identification, regardless of where they became ill or were hospitalized, diagnosed, or exposed.
  • Reports for reportable disease data are produced weekly, monthly, and annually. To access these reports, visit Surveillance Publications. More detailed information on interpreting data can be found in the introduction section of the annual reports. For questions, please contact the Bureau of Epidemiology at (850) 245-4401.
  • Rates based on less than 20 cases are not reliable and should be interpreted with caution.
  • This is primary, quantitative data.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.
  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.
  • Denom - abbreviated for Denominator.
  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.
  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.