Statistics about Vibrio vulnificus
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Vibrio vulnificus:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Vibrio vulnificus
Incidence (annual) of Vibrio vulnificus: less than 300 cases in 1988-1995 (DBMD)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 906,666 or 0.00% or 300 people in USA [about data]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Vibrio vulnificus:
299 per year,
24 per month,
5 per week,
0 per day,
0 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: less than 300 cases in 1988-1995 (DBMD)
Prevalance of Vibrio vulnificus:
Relative Frequency of Disease: No major outbreaks of illness have been attributed to this organism. Sporadic cases occur frequently, becoming more prevalent during the warmer months.
(Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)
Between 1988 and 1995, CDC received reports of
over 300 V. vulnificus infections from the Gulf Coast
states, where the majority of cases occur. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD)
This page presents a variety of statistics about Vibrio vulnificus.
The term 'prevalence' of Vibrio vulnificus usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Vibrio vulnificus at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Vibrio vulnificus refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Vibrio vulnificus 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.