Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. For some people, hepatitis C is a short-term illness but for 70%–85% of people who become infected with Hepatitis C, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease than can result in long-term health problems, even death. The majority of infected persons might not be aware of their infection because they are not clinically ill. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C. The best way to prevent Hepatitis C is by avoiding behaviors that can spread the disease, especially injecting drugs.
Hepatitis C, is monitored to prevent and control outbreaks.
In 2021, the rate per 100,000 of Hepatitis C, Acute in Alachua County was 7.3 compared to Florida at 8.2. 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 C, Acute in about one half of the counties, and more in about one quarter of the counties.
The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Hepatitis C, Acute, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2021
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Hepatitis C, Acute, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year