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What is the rate of incidence for parasitic infections?

There are millions of parasitic infections each year with the rate of incidence and type of infection varying greatly depending on geographic location. 90% of the world's 660,000 malarial deaths each year occur in Africa alone with the rate of infection being far higher. Modern, industrial nations also see many parasitic infections. In the United States, there are 7.4 million new cases of trichomoniasis, a particular type of parasitic infection, each year.

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