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Infectious Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of new tuberculosis cases: 9,945 (2012)
  • Number of new salmonella cases: 53,800 (2012)
  • Number of new Lyme disease cases: 30,831 (2012)
  • Number of new meningococcal disease cases: 551 (2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 37 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices for infectious and parasitic diseases: 23.6 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, table 12 [PDF - 382 KB]

Outpatient department visits

  • Number of hospital outpatient department visits for infectious and parasitic diseases: 3.9 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 10 [PDF - 330 KB]

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