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Statistics about Legionella brunensis infection

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Legionella brunensis infection:

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Prevalance of Legionella brunensis infection: An estimated 8,000 to 18,000 people get Legionnaires' disease in the United States each year. Some people can be infected with the Legionella bacterium and have mild symptoms or no illness at all. (Source: excerpt from Legionellosis (General): DBMD) ... An estimated 8,000 - 18,000 cases occur each year in the United States; 23% are nosocomial. Most LD cases are sporadic; 10% - 20% can be linked to outbreaks. Pontiac fever has been recognized only during outbreaks. (Source: excerpt from Legionellosis: DBMD)

Mortality rate for Legionella brunensis infection

Death occurs in 10%-15% of LD cases: a substantially higher proportion of fatal cases occur during nosocomial outbreaks. (Source: excerpt from Legionellosis: DBMD)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Legionella brunensis infection. The term 'prevalence' of Legionella brunensis infection usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Legionella brunensis infection at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Legionella brunensis infection refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Legionella brunensis infection 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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