Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
1.1 cases of acute hepatitis B per 100,000 population (2017)
0.1 per 100,000
1.1 cases of acute hepatitis B per 100,000 population were reported in 2017
Reduce the rate of acute hepatitis B
Data Sources: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS), CDC/CSELS; Bridged-race Population Estimates, CDC/NCHS and Census
Thousands of people get acute hepatitis B in the United States every year. While the infection can go away, some people develop a lifelong infection and are at increased risk for liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Making sure all infants, children, and at-risk adults get the hepatitis B vaccine can help reduce the rate of acute hepatitis B nationwide.