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Infectious Disease

Data are for the U.S.


  • Number of new tuberculosis cases: 9,272 (2016)
  • Number of new salmonella cases: 53,850 (2016)
  • Number of new Lyme disease cases: 36,429 (2016)
  • Number of new meningococcal disease cases: 375 (2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 33 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices for infectious and parasitic diseases: 16.8 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, table 15 [PDF – 692 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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