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Statistics about Botulism food poisoning

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Botulism food poisoning:

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Incidence (annual) of Botulism food poisoning: 154 annual cases notified in USA 1999 including 23 foodborne, 92 infant, and 39 other (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,766,233 or 0.00% or 153 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Botulism food poisoning: 153 per year, 12 per month, 2 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 154 annual cases notified in USA 1999 including 23 foodborne, 92 infant, and 39 other (MMWR 1999)

Prevalance of Botulism food poisoning: The incidence of the disease is low, but the disease is of considerable concern because of its high mortality rate if not treated immediately and properly. Most of the 10 to 30 outbreaks that are reported annually in the United States are associated with inadequately processed, home-canned foods, but occasionally commercially produced foods have been involved in outbreaks (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... In the United States an average of 110 cases of botulism are reported each year. Of these, approximately 25% are foodborne, 72% are infant botulism, and the rest are wound botulism. Outbreaks of foodborne botulism involving two or more persons occur most years and usually caused by eating contaminated home-canned foods. The number of cases of foodborne and infant botulism has changed little in recent years, but wound botulism has increased because of the use of black-tar heroin, especially in California. (Source: excerpt from Botulism General: DBMD) ... In 1999, 174 cases of botulism were reported to the CDC. Of these, 26 were foodborne, 107 were infant botulism, and 41 were cases of wound botulism. (Source: excerpt from Botulism: DBMD)

Incidence of Botulism food poisoning: The incidence of the disease is low, but the mortality rate is high if not treated immediately and properly. There are generally between 10 to 30 outbreaks a year in the United States. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Botulism food poisoning: Rare Disease Status

Botulism food poisoning is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Botulism food poisoning: Rare Disease Status

Botulism food poisoning is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Incidence statistics about Botulism food poisoning:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Botulism food poisoning:

  • 2 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)
  • 0 new cases of botulism 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 botulism was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about incidence...»

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Botulism food poisoning. The term 'prevalence' of Botulism food poisoning usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Botulism food poisoning at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Botulism food poisoning refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Botulism food poisoning 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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