Prevalence and Incidence of Schistosomiasis
Schistosomiasis: Rare Disease
Schistosomiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Schistosomiasis, or a subtype of Schistosomiasis,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Schistosomiasis as a "rare disease".
More information about Schistosomiasis is available from Orphanet
More Statistics about Schistosomiasis:
All statistics for Schistosomiasis
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Schistosomiasis usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Schistosomiasis at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Schistosomiasis refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Schistosomiasis 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.