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Statistics about Rabies

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Rabies:

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Incidence (annual) of Rabies: 18,000 cases (of rabies shots rather than actual rabies)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 15,111 or 0.01% or 18,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Rabies: 18,000 per year, 1,500 per month, 346 per week, 49 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 18,000 cases (of rabies shots rather than actual rabies)

Worldwide incidence of Rabies: 10 million cases (WHO)

Prevalance of Rabies: Although rabies in humans is rare in the United States, as many as 18,000 Americans get rabies shots each year because they have been in contact with animals that may be rabid (rabies-infected). (Source: excerpt from Rabies, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Rabies: Rare Disease Status

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Rabies: Rare Disease Status

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Incidence statistics about Rabies:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Rabies:

  • 6,730 annual cases of animal rabies and 0 human rabies cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • 0 new cases of rabies 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 rabies was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Registered cases of rabies in various countries:
    • 1 cases registered in Argentina 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 7 cases registered in Bolivia 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 21 cases registered in Brazil 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 cases registered in Costa Rica 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 3 cases registered in Ecuador 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 4 cases registered in El Salvador 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 cases registered in Guatemala 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 cases registered in Guyana 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 9 cases registered in Haiti 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 7 cases registered in Mexico 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases in Peru 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case in the US 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 9 registered cases in Bolivia 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 36 registered cases in Brazil 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered cases in Canada 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
  • more about incidence...»

Death and mortality statistics for Rabies:

Deaths from Rabies: 1 death in the USA (CDC/1998)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Rabies: 1 per year, 0 per month, 0 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 1 death in the USA (CDC/1998)

Deaths from Rabies

The number of human rabies deaths is low in the United States compared with the rest of the world. Each year, about 30,000 to 50,000 people in the world die of rabies. These deaths occur because people did not get vaccinations after being bitten by a rabid animal. Many occur in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Millions of people around the world get the anti-rabies shots after an animal bite. Dogs are the biggest source of animal bites leading to rabies shots worldwide. (Source: excerpt from Rabies: Statistics: DVRD)

Society statistics for Rabies

Hospitalization statistics for Rabies:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Rabies:

  • 0% (1) of hospital consultant episodes were for rabies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for rabies required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for rabies were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for rabies were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for rabies required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for rabies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for rabies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for rabies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for rabies occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for rabies occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for rabies were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (0) of hospital bed days were for rabies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Procedures for Rabies: 18,000 cases of rabies shots in the USA annually

About statistics:

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