Hep A outbreak

Florida One Of Several States Dealing With Hepatitis A Outbreak

Aug 5, 2019
a vile of the hepatitis A vaccination
Julio Ochoa / WUSF Public Media

Florida Officials declared a public health emergency over the rising number of hepatitis A cases, joining other states that are dealing with outbreaks of the liver disease.

Hepatitis A sign
Julio Ochoa / WUSF Public Media

After more than 2,000 cases of reported hepatitis A cases in Florida this year, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared a public health emergency Thursday.

Florida is seeing a surge in hepatitis A infections and a majority of the cases are turning up in the Tampa Bay area.