Viral Hepatitis A, 2014
In 2014, 19 cases of hepatitis A (HAV) (0.4 per 100,000 population) were reported. Six cases were residents of the metropolitan area, including 4 residents of Hennepin or Ramsey Counties. Ten of the cases were male. Cases ranged in age from 12 to 91 years (median, 44 years). Race was known for 14 cases; of those 9 were white, 3 were black, 1 was Asian, and 1 was American Indian. Hispanic ethnicity was reported for 1 case (0.4 per 100,000).
One case was associated with travel. No risk factor was identified for the other 18 cases. No outbreaks of hepatitis A occurred in 2014.
- For up to date information see>> Hepatitis A
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2014