Prevalence and Incidence of Hantavirus
Hantavirus: Rare Disease
Hantavirus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hantavirus, or a subtype of Hantavirus,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Incidence (annual) of Hantavirus:
33 annual cases of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999) ... see also overview of Hantavirus.
approx 1 in 8,242,424 or 0.00% or 32 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "33 annual cases of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Hantavirus:
32 per year,
2 per month,
0 per week,
0 per day,
0 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
[Source statistic for calculation: "33 annual cases of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]
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.