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Prevalence and Incidence of Toxocariasis

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Toxocariasis as a "rare disease". More information about Toxocariasis is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Toxocariasis:

estimated 10,000 annual cases in USA (DPD) ... see also overview of Toxocariasis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 27,200 or 0.00% or 10,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 10,000 annual cases in USA (DPD)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Toxocariasis:

10,000 per year, 833 per month, 192 per week, 27 per day, 1 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "estimated 10,000 annual cases in USA (DPD)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Toxocariasis:

In the United States, an estimated 10,000 cases of Toxocara infections occur yearly in humans. (Source: excerpt from Toxocariasis: DPD)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Toxocariasis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Toxocariasis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Toxocariasis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Toxocariasis 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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