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Incidence Statistics for Types of Meningitis

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

Incidence Statistics for Types of Meningitis

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Viral meningitis approx 1 in 30,452 or 0.00% or 8,932 people in USA 8,932 8,932 new cases in America 1995 (Meningitis Foundation of America, CDC, 1994)
Enterovirus-caused meningitis N/A N/A No information
Arbovirus-caused meningitis N/A N/A No information
Measles-caused meningitis N/A N/A No information
Mumps-caused meningitis N/A N/A No information
Chickenpox-caused meningitis N/A N/A No information
Bacterial meningitis N/A N/A No information
Meningococcal Meningitis approx 1 in 108,756 or 0.00% or 2,500 people in USA 2,500 2,501 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Pneumococcal meningitis approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA 2,720 about 1 to 2 per 100,000 in the USA
Hib meningitis N/A N/A No information
TB meningitis N/A N/A No information
E coli meningitis N/A N/A No information
Syphilitic meningitis N/A N/A No information
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) meningitis N/A N/A No information
Fungal meningitis N/A N/A No information
Cryptococcal Meningitis approx 1 in 200,000 or 0.00% or 1,360 people in USA 1,360 about 5 per million
Meningitis subtypes by area affected: N/A N/A No information
Cerebral meningitis N/A N/A No information
Spinal meningitis N/A N/A No information
leptomeningitis N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Meningitis


Incidence of Meningitis:

approximately 25,000 cases of bacterial meningitis annually in USA; 206 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)

Incidence Rate:

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

Types of Meningitis

For more information about types of Meningitis, refer to our section on types of Meningitis.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Meningitis usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Meningitis. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Meningitis 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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