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HEALTH STATUS - Hepatitis A
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Fluctuating Rate of Hepatitis A: Rates of hepatitis A fluctuate widely due to outbreaks. Since 1980, the rate of hepatitis A in Hawai'i fluctuated from a high of 14.6 cases per 100,000 in 1992 to a low of 0.4 cases per 100,000 in 2012. Hawai'i's hepatitis A rate has been lower than the "Healthy People 2020" objective since 1998.

Hepatitis A Prevention and Control: In 1996, a vaccine against hepatitis A virus (HAV) was licensed with the potential to reduce the health burden of this disease. The vaccine is now recommended primarily for high-risk groups. To decrease HAV transmission, universal vaccination was recommended in 1999 for children who lived in states where the rate of new cases is greater than twice the national average.1


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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summary of Notifiable Diseases.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summary of Notifiable Diseases.