Statistics about Infant botulism food poisoning
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Infant botulism food poisoning:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Infant botulism food poisoning
Incidence (annual) of Infant botulism food poisoning: 92 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 2,956,521 or 0.00% or 92 people in USA [about data]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Infant botulism food poisoning:
92 per year,
7 per month,
1 per week,
0 per day,
0 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 92 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Prevalance of Infant botulism food poisoning:
The number of confirmed infant botulism cases has increased significantly as a result of greater awareness by health officials since its recognition in 1976. It is now internationally recognized, with cases being reported in more countries.
(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. (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)
This page presents a variety of statistics about Infant botulism food poisoning.
The term 'prevalence' of Infant botulism food poisoning usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Infant botulism food poisoning at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Infant botulism food poisoning refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Infant 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.