Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
1.0 cases of hepatitis A per 100,000 population (2017)

Target:
0.4 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
1.0 cases of hepatitis A per 100,000 population were reported in 2017

Reduce the rate of hepatitis A

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

In recent years, the number of new hepatitis A cases in the United States has increased. While it’s usually a short-term infection, hepatitis A can require hospitalization and can result in rare but serious outcomes, like liver failure or death. Making sure children and at-risk adults get the hepatitis A vaccine can help reduce the rate of hepatitis A nationwide.