Statistics about Pulmonary Anthrax


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Pulmonary Anthrax. The term 'prevalence' of Pulmonary Anthrax usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Pulmonary Anthrax at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Pulmonary Anthrax refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Pulmonary Anthrax 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.

Death and mortality statistics for Pulmonary Anthrax:
  Deaths from Pulmonary Anthrax: About 20% of untreated cases of cutaneous anthrax will result in death. Deaths are rare with appropriate antimicrobial therapy. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Anthrax General: DBMD

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