Statistics about Cutaneous diphtheria


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Cutaneous diphtheria. The term 'prevalence' of Cutaneous diphtheria usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Cutaneous diphtheria at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Cutaneous diphtheria refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Cutaneous diphtheria diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Cutaneous diphtheria: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Cutaneous diphtheria)
  Incidence (annual) of Cutaneous diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980 (DBMD)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 100,000,000 or 0.00% or 2 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Cutaneous diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980; before the introduction of vaccine in the 1920s incidence was 100-200 cases per 100,000 population. Diphtheria remains endemic in developing countries. The countries of the former Soviet Union have reported >150,000 cases in an epidemic which began in 1990.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD

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