Statistics of Infectious Disease
The following statistics are the latest available from the National Center for Health Statistics (part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC) and the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases:
- Approximately one-third of Americans have been exposed to hepatitis A.
- The number of new hepatitis B infections has declined since the 1980s. There were 45,000 new cases in 2006.
- Each year, there are approximately 19,000 new hepatitis C infections.
- Tuberculosis strikes about 13,000 people annually.
- About 36,000 people per year in the US die from influenza.
- In the US, about 1.2 million adults are living with HIV or AIDS.
- Before the chickenpox vaccine was introduced in 1995, there were about 4 million cases of chickenpox. With vaccination, the frequency of new cases has decreased in all age groups, especially in children ages one to four years.
- Even though the measles vaccination is now available, 50 cases of measles still occur in the US annually.
- The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in 2006 include:
- Syphilis: more than 36,000
- Chlamydia: 1,030,911
- Gonorrhea: 358,366
- Whooping cough affects from 5,000 to 7,000 people in the US annually.
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