U.S. adults with knowledge of infectious diseases as of 2017

Percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017

U.S. adults with knowledge of infectious diseases as of 2017 This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017. According to the survey, 93 percent of U.S. adults had heard of at least one of the listed infectious diseases. However, only 6 percent of respondents had heard of tularemia, a bacterial infection transmitted from animals to humans through tick and fly bites.
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Percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017

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Percentage of respondents
Any93%
Bronchitis87%
Influenza (the flu)86%
Measles84%
Meningitis83%
Syphilis83%
Lyme disease82%
Monomucleosis66%
Rock Mountain spotted fever51%
Colorado tick fever19%
Tularemia6%
Babesiosis5%
Anaplasmosis4%
Heartland virus4%
Powassan disease4%
None of the above7%
Percentage of respondents
Any93%
Bronchitis87%
Influenza (the flu)86%
Measles84%
Meningitis83%
Syphilis83%
Lyme disease82%
Monomucleosis66%
Rock Mountain spotted fever51%
Colorado tick fever19%
Tularemia6%
Babesiosis5%
Anaplasmosis4%
Heartland virus4%
Powassan disease4%
None of the above7%
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This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults that had heard of various infectious diseases as of 2017. According to the survey, 93 percent of U.S. adults had heard of at least one of the listed infectious diseases. However, only 6 percent of respondents had heard of tularemia, a bacterial infection transmitted from animals to humans through tick and fly bites.
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