Herpes or herpes simplex virus is a highly contagious virus that gets transmitted from one person to another after having a close contact. Some of the common mode through which this virus gets transferred to other people is through oral or vaginal sex. According to a recent survey made by World Health Organization (WHO), it has been found that 536 million people have been affected with HSV 2 or Genital Herpes in the whole world. Below are discussed some of the unique facts of herpes statistics in United Kingdom that will surely make you surprise.
Herpes Statistics in UK
According to a recent survey made by Health Protection Agency (HPA), it has been found that 13 new cases of herpes infection are found each year in UK. In the year 2011, around 31,154 new genital herpes cases have been diagnosed in United Kingdom. This figure shows that there has been an increase of 4.3% of additional genital herpes cases compared to the year 2010.
Herpes Statistics in UK by Race
According to the survey made by Health Protection Agency (HPA), if the total figure of genital herpes cases in the year 2011 are divided by race then you will certainly get surprised after being aware that
·23,226 people who have newly been diagnosed with genital herpes belong to White British community.
·1,068 of them belong to the Asian British community.
·2,433 of the total number of people who have been newly infected with genital herpes belong to Black British community.
·Lastly, 4427 number of people affected by genital herpes belongs to various other communities of United Kingdom.
Herpes Statistics in UK by Gender
As in most of the countries in different parts of the world, genital herpes is certainly common among the women in various parts of United Kingdom. Below are discussed some unique facts by which HSV-2 virus has affected the citizens of UK by gender.
·The reports states that 19,216 of total newly infected population in UK are female.
·Besides this, 11,931 are the males who have been newly infected by genital herpes.
·The report also highlights that there is about 78% of increase in the number women population diagnosed with genital herpes infection during the year 2002 to 2011.
·It also analyzed that genital herpes infection in men rose by 85% during the year 2002 to 2011.
According to sources, it has been found that 10% of the total population in United Kingdom has been diagnosed with genital herpes infection.
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