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Incidence Statistics for Types of E-coli food poisoning

The information below shows a list of types of E-coli food poisoning, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of E-coli food poisoning. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of E-coli food poisoning


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Escherichia coli O157:H7 approx 1 in 3,726 or 0.03% or 73,000 people in USA 73,000 estimated 73,000 annual cases of infection in USA (DBMD)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli N/A N/A No information
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia Coli Infection N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for E-coli food poisoning

Incidence of E-coli food poisoning:

25,000 cases per year estimated

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 10,879 or 0.01% or 25,000 people in USA [about data]

Types of E-coli food poisoning

For more information about types of E-coli food poisoning, refer to our section on types of E-coli food poisoning.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of E-coli food poisoning usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of E-coli food poisoning. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing E-coli food poisoning at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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