Bulletin of the World Health Organization

An estimate of the global prevalence and incidence of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection

Katharine J Looker, Geoffrey P Garnett, George P Schmid

Volume 86, Number 10, October 2008, 805-812

Table 3. Regional estimates of the prevalence of the herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among males, in 2003

Region Regional prevalence in millions, by age
15–19 years 20–24 years 25–29 years 30–34 years 35–39 years 40–44 years 45–49 years Total
North America 0.6 1.0 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.5 2.6 11.9
Latin America and the Caribbean 0.9 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.7 15.1
North Africa and the Middle East 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8 8.6
Sub-Saharan Africa 4.1 6.5 7.5 7.5 7.1 6.7 6.2 45.5
Western Europe 0.2 0.5 0.7 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.7 7.2
Eastern Europe and central Asia 0.6 1.1 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.6 2.8 12.3
Eastern Asia 2.0 3.4 5.4 8.4 9.8 9.3 9.5 47.8
Japan 0.02 0.05 0.08 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.7
Pacific 0.05 0.08 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.08 0.06 0.5
South Asia 1.8 3.1 4.0 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.2 29.4
South-east Asia 3.1 5.2 6.3 6.9 7.0 6.6 6.0 41.2
Australia and New Zealand 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.06 0.08 0.1 0.1 0.4
Total 14.6 24.1 30.5 36.1 38.8 38.8 37.8 220.7
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