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Incidence Statistics for Types of Herpes

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

Incidence Statistics for Types of Herpes


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Cold sores N/A N/A No information
Genital herpes approx 1 in 544 or 0.18% or 500,000 people in USA 499,999 500,000 new cases annually; 1 million annual cases (CDC 2001)
Neonatal HSV infection N/A N/A No information

Types of Herpes

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

About incidence:

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