Prevalence and Incidence of Hantavirus


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Hantavirus usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Hantavirus at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Hantavirus refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Hantavirus 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.

Incidence (annual) of Hantavirus: 33 annual cases of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 8,242,424 or 0.00% or 32 people in USA [about data]

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