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Volume 28, Number 10—October 2022

Anisakiasis Annual Incidence and Causative Species, Japan, 2018–2019

Hiromu SugiyamaComments to Author , Mitsuko Shiroyama, Ikuyo Yamamoto, Takashi Ishikawa, and Yasuyuki Morishima
Author affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (H. Sugiyama, I. Yamamoto, Y. Morishima); Azabu University, Kanagawa, Japan (M. Shiroyama); BML, Inc., Saitama, Japan (T. Ishikawa)

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Table 1

Reported and estimated number of patients with anisakiasis, Japan, 2018–2019

Year Food poisoning cases* Health insurance claims
No. in database† Nationwide estimates‡
2018 478 991 21,511
Average 407 878.5 19,737

*Data collected from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. †Data extracted from JMDC Inc. ( health insurance claim database, which covers ≈8.43 million persons annually. ‡Estimates calculated by stratifying the population of Japan by sex and age, as previously described (9).

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