Prevalence and Incidence of Murray Valley encephalitis


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

  • 0 new cases of Murray Valley Encephalitis per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2 new cases of Murray Valley encephalitis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Last revision: June 4, 2003

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