What is the global incidence of trichomoniasis?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The World Health Organization estimates the worldwide incidence of trichomonas infection at over 220 million cases, although the accuracy of this estimate is highly uncertain. [33]

The incidence of trichomoniasis in Europe is similar to that in the United States. In Africa, the prevalence of trichomoniasis may be much higher. The prevalence of vaginal T vaginalis infection was estimated to be 11-25% among African study populations. [34, 35, 36]


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