Statistics about Enteroviruses


About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Enteroviruses. 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.

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Enteroviruses: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Enteroviruses)
  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
Society statistics for Enteroviruses
  Costs for Enteroviruses: The health care costs from enterovirus infections are unknown, but a large portion of the costs may come from use of over-the-counter medications to treat symptoms for millions of cases of "summer colds and flu". There are also significant costs associated with the 30,000 to 50,000 hospitalizations for aseptic meningitis each year in the United States. 1 '

1. excerpt from Non-Polio Enterovirus Infections: DVRD

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