Viral Hepatitis A, 2015
In 2015, 21 cases of hepatitis A (HAV) (0.4 per 100,000 population) were reported. Fifteen cases were residents of the metropolitan area, including 10 residents of Hennepin or Ramsey Counties. Twelve of the cases were female. Cases ranged in age from 2 to 62 years (median, 28 years). Race was known for 17 cases; of those 13 (76%) were white, 2 (12%) were Asian, 1 (6%) was black, and 1 (6%) was Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Hispanic ethnicity was reported for 1 case.
Nine cases were associated with travel. No risk factor was identified for the other 12 cases. No outbreaks occurred in 2015.
- For up to date information see>> Hepatitis A
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2015