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Prevalence and Incidence of Babesiosis

Babesiosis: Rare Disease

Babesiosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Babesiosis, or a subtype of Babesiosis, 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 Babesiosis as a "rare disease". More information about Babesiosis is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Babesiosis:

7 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS) ... see also overview of Babesiosis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 1,163,314 or 0.00% or 233 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "7 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Babesiosis:

233 per year, 19 per month, 4 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "7 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)" -- see also general information about data sources]

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Babesiosis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Babesiosis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Babesiosis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Babesiosis 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.


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