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Prevalence and Incidence of Anthrax

Anthrax: Rare Disease

Anthrax is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Anthrax, or a subtype of Anthrax, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Incidence (annual) of Anthrax:

0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999) ... see also overview of Anthrax.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Anthrax:

0 per year, 0 per month, 0 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Anthrax:

In the United States, incidence of naturally acquired anthrax is extremely low. Gastrointestinal anthrax is rare but may occur as explosive outbreaks associated with ingestion of infected animals. Worldwide, the incidence is unknown, though B. anthracis is present in most of the world. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax: DBMD)

Incidence statistics for Anthrax:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Anthrax:

  • Several terrorism-related cases in 2001
  • 0 new cases of anthrax per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0 new cases of anthrax was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Anthrax:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Anthrax

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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

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