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Statistics about Tetraodon Poisoning

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Tetraodon Poisoning:

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Prevalance of Tetraodon Poisoning: From 1974 through 1983 there were 646 reported cases of pufferfish poisoning in Japan, with 179 fatalities. Estimates as high as 200 cases per year with mortality approaching 50% have been reported. Only a few cases have been reported in the United States, and outbreaks in countries outside the Indo-Pacific area are rare. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

About statistics:

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