Viral Hepatitis A, 2018
In 2018, 16 cases of hepatitis A (0.3 per 100,000 population) were reported. Nine cases were residents of the metropolitan area. Ten cases were male. The median age of cases was 48 years (range 20 to 87). Race was known for 15 cases; 9 (56%) were white, 3 (19%) were black, 2 (13%) were Asian/ Pacific Islander, and 1 (6%) was reported as other race. One (6%) case was known to be of Hispanic ethnicity.
Six cases were associated with international travel. Four cases had risk factors that have been seen in national outbreaks, including injection and non-injection drug use, homelessness/transient housing, and men who have sex with men. No risk factor was identified for the 6 remaining cases. No outbreaks occurred.
- For up to date information see>> Hepatitis A
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2018