The census released Monday by the United States Census Bureau says that the number of people who have contracted coccidiosis since the virus first appeared in humans in the United State has increased by more than 400,000, a dramatic increase that the government attributed to increased reporting.
Coccidosis is a serious, chronic illness caused by a bacterium that lives in the intestines and can cause infections in the lungs, kidneys, heart, and brain.
There are currently 2.3 million people in the country with the disease, which has killed more than 250,000 people worldwide.
The majority of people with coccidia are between the ages of 1 and 35.
The number of infections in 2017 was more than double the number in 2014, and it’s likely that this is a trend that will continue into the foreseeable future, experts say.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 1.3 billion coccids reported to the government in 2017, an increase of nearly 3 million from the previous year.
The data was compiled from a random sample of the census and does not include people who are in hospital, who are under the age of 18, or who are pregnant or have a child.
This is not the first year that the CDC has reported an increase in the number who have been infected with the virus.
In January, the agency said it had detected more than 30,000 coccIDs in 2017.