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Incidence Statistics for Types of Botulism food poisoning

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

Incidence Statistics for Types of Botulism food poisoning

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Infant botulism approx 1 in 2,956,521 or 0.00% or 92 people in USA 92 92 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Wound botulism N/A N/A No information
Infant botulism food poisoning approx 1 in 2,956,521 or 0.00% or 92 people in USA 92 92 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Statistics for Botulism food poisoning


Incidence of Botulism food poisoning:

154 annual cases notified in USA 1999 including 23 foodborne, 92 infant, and 39 other (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 1,766,233 or 0.00% or 153 people in USA [about data]

Incidence of Botulism food poisoning:

The incidence of the disease is low, but the mortality rate is high if not treated immediately and properly. There are generally between 10 to 30 outbreaks a year in the United States. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Incidence statistics about Botulism food poisoning:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Botulism food poisoning:

  • 2 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)
  • 0 new cases of botulism per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0 new cases of botulism was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Types of Botulism food poisoning

For more information about types of Botulism food poisoning, refer to our section on types of Botulism food poisoning.

About incidence:

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