Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
1.7 cases of hepatitis A per 100,000 population (2021)
0.4 per 100,000
1.0 cases of hepatitis A per 100,000 population were reported in 2017
Reduce the rate of hepatitis A
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.