Infectious Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Number of new tuberculosis cases: 9,105 (2017)
  • Number of new salmonella cases: 54,285 (2017)
  • Number of new Lyme disease cases: 42,743 (2017)
  • Number of new meningococcal disease cases: 353 (2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 10 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with infectious and parasitic diseases as the primary diagnosis: 15.5 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 14 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of emergency department visits with infectious and parasitic diseases as the primary diagnosis: 4.1 million
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in hospital admission with a principal hospital discharge diagnosis of infectious and parasitic diseases: 448,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 Emergency Department Summary Tables, tables 11, 26 pdf icon[PDF – 863 KB]

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Page last reviewed: February 21, 2020