Potential Long-Term Outcomes in Adults with Clinical Disease

Disease or Syndrome

Acute Syndrome(s) in Adults

Disease(s), Syndrome(s), or Clinical Features

Frequency of Occurrence of Outcomesa

Delay Between Acute Infection and Onset of Outcomesb


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NOTE: The term infection refers to a primary infection that leads to disease.

aProbability calculated as percentage of acute cases. Frequent, >50% of cases; common, >5- 50% of cases; rare, 1-5% of cases; very rare, <1% of cases.

bDelay defined as health outcomes not evident at time of acute illness.

SOURCE: Baum 2005; Holmes et al. 1999.

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