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 6. Regional estimates of the incidence of the herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among males, in 2003

Region Regional incidence in thousands, 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 104 85 70 61 56 50 40 466
Latin America and the Caribbean 168 152 133 115 100 85 68 820
North Africa and the Middle East 149 36 8 2 0.4 0.1 0 195
Sub-Saharan Africa 775 585 422 300 216 160 119 2575
Western Europe 44 45 47 52 55 51 45 340
Eastern Europe and central Asia 113 104 94 83 77 79 74 624
Eastern Asia 396 327 344 393 360 280 241 2341
Japan 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 32
Pacific 9 6 3 2 1 0.7 0.4 23
South Asia 348 296 250 221 188 158 128 1589
South-east Asia 548 409 292 209 148 101 68 1776
Australia and New Zealand 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 21
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