Statistics about Legionella brunensis infection
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Legionella brunensis infection:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Legionella brunensis infection
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
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.