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Statistics about Respiratory syncytial virus

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Respiratory syncytial virus:

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Prevalance of Respiratory syncytial virus: most children will have serologic evidence of RSV infection by 2 years of age. (Source: excerpt from Respiratory Syncytial Virus: DVRD)

About statistics:

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