Meeting Archive:
Hepatitis A - A Review of Disease and Surveillance Data


Meeting Description:
Hepatitis A infection is a vaccine-preventable illness. The primary mode of hepatitis A virus (HAV) transmission in the United States is typically person-to-person through the fecal-oral route (i.e., ingestion of something that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person). In Florida, the number of hepatitis A cases is beginning to mirror national trends with several Florida counties experiencing increases in hepatitis A among drug users, homeless persons, men who have sex with men, and other persons who have contact with infected persons. Between 2012-2016, an average of 120 hepatitis A cases were reported to the Florida Department of Health annually. As of March 16, 2019, 1,113 hepatitis A cases have been reported to DOH since the beginning of 2018.
Details
Date: Fri, Apr 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): John Wilgis, FHA
 Presenter Information
Faye Rozwadowski, MD
 
Dr. Faye Rozwadowski is a family physician currently working with the Florida Department of Health as the Medical Director/Medical Epidemiologist of the Infectious Disease Investigations Section in the Bureau of Epidemiology. Dr. Rozwadowski has been a family physician for over 13 years, including eleven years on active duty in clinical practice with the U.S. Navy. She completed a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer fellowship for two years with the New Jersey Department of Health prior to coming to Florida’s Department of Health in August 2018.