Prevalence and Incidence of Enteroviruses


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

Incidence (annual) of Enteroviruses: estimated 10-15 million cases annually in USA (DVRD)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 27 or 3.68% or 10 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Enteroviruses: Non-polio enteroviruses are second only to the "common cold" viruses, the rhinoviruses, as the most common viral infectious agents in humans. The enteroviruses cause an estimated 10-15 million or more symptomatic infections a year in the United States.1

1. excerpt from Non-Polio Enterovirus Infections: DVRD

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