What is the mortality rate for amebiasis in the US?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The US national death certificate data from 1990 to 2007 identified 134 deaths from amebiasis. A declining trend of deaths has been noted, with a current rate of 5 deaths per year. [21] More than 40% of reported deaths occurred in residents of California and Texas, with US-born persons accounting for most amebiasis deaths. [22]


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