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 can cause inflammation and affect the liver's ability to function. Hepatitis A is acquired 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.
Hepatitis A rates are monitored to identify and prevent water and food-borne disease outbreaks.
In 2020, the rate per 100,000 of Hepatitis A in Alachua County was 6.7 compared to Florida at 4.7. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the third quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are less Hepatitis A in about one half of the counties, and more in about one quarter 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.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Hepatitis A, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Hepatitis A, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year