Statistics about Enteroviruses
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Enteroviruses:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Enteroviruses
Incidence (annual) of Enteroviruses: estimated 10-15 million cases annually in USA (DVRD)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 27 or 3.68% or 10 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Enteroviruses:
10,000,000 per year,
833,333 per month,
192,307 per week,
27,397 per day,
1,141 per hour,
19 per minute,
0 per second.
Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: estimated 10-15 million cases annually in USA (DVRD)
Prevalance of Enteroviruses:
enteroviruses are second only to the "common cold" viruses,
the rhinoviruses, as the most common viral infectious agents in humans.
The enteroviruses cause an estimated 10-15 million or more symptomatic
infections a year in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Non-Polio Enterovirus Infections: DVRD)
Society statistics for Enteroviruses
Costs for Enteroviruses: The health
care costs from enterovirus infections are unknown, but a large portion
of the costs may come from use of over-the-counter medications to treat
symptoms for millions of cases of "summer colds and flu". There
are also significant costs associated with the 30,000 to 50,000 hospitalizations
for aseptic meningitis each year in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Non-Polio Enterovirus Infections: DVRD)
This page presents a variety of statistics about Enteroviruses.
The term 'prevalence' of Enteroviruses usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Enteroviruses at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Enteroviruses refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Enteroviruses 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.