Infectious Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Number of new tuberculosis cases: 9,025 (2018)
  • Number of new salmonella cases: 60,999 (2018)
  • Number of new Lyme disease cases: 33,666 (2018)
  • Number of new meningococcal disease cases: 327 (2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 10 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices for infectious and parasitic diseases: 7.2 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 13 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of emergency department visits with infectious and parasitic diseases as the primary diagnosis: 3.4 million
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in hospital admission with a principal hospital discharge diagnosis of infectious and parasitic diseases: 523,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 11, 26pdf icon

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Page last reviewed: September 13, 2021