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Incidence Statistics for Types of Bioterrorism

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

Incidence Statistics for Types of Bioterrorism


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Anthrax approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA 0 0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Salmonella approx 1 in 194 or 0.51% or 1.4 million people in USA 1,400,000 estimated 1.4 million cases (CDC estimate/NIAID, many unreported)
Glanders approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA 0 0 cases (CDC)
Melioidosis approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA 0 0-5 cases annually (DBMD)
Smallpox approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA 0 0 cases throughout the world.

Types of Bioterrorism

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

About incidence:

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