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Statistics about Toxocariasis

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Toxocariasis:

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Incidence (annual) of Toxocariasis: estimated 10,000 annual cases in USA (DPD)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 27,200 or 0.00% or 10,000 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: estimated 10,000 annual cases in USA (DPD)

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

Toxocariasis: Rare Disease Status

Toxocariasis is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Toxocariasis. 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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