Rate of Salmonella among U.S. adults by state 2018

This statistic represents the rate of Salmonella in the United States, as of 2018, by state. As of that year, South Dakota had the second highest rate of Salmonella in the United States with almost 35 new cases per every 100,000 population.

Salmonella in the United States

Within the U.S., the rate of salmonella was the second highest in South Dakota, totaling about 35.4 new cases per 100,000 population, as of 2018, only topped by Mississippi with 39.8 new cases per 100,000 population. In total, there were 16.7 cases of salmonellosis per every 100,000 population in the United States. Between 1991 and 2016, there were 3,796 illnesses due to salmonella linked to live poultry in the country as well as 6 deaths.

Salmonellosis, an infection caused by Salmonella, usually lasts between 4 to 7 days and generally patients recover without any treatment. Salmonella can be transferred from animal products to humans so the best preventative measures are to cook food such as poultry, ground beef, and eggs thoroughly. Cross-contamination of these food items should also be avoided. In very young and elderly patients, the bacteria may enter the bloodstream and require antibiotherapy to cure the patient. Salmonella can also lead to other illnesses such as typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, and food poisoning. About 67.9 million U.S. dollars were donated for research and development on the Salmonella infection globally in 2015.

Salmonella rate in the United States as of 2018, by state

New cases per 100,000 population
Nevada 6.8
Alaska 9
Maine 9.2
Washington 10.4
District of Columbia 10.5
Michigan 10.6
Oregon 10.9
Idaho 10.9
Utah 10.9
Wyoming 11.5
Rhode Island 11.6
New Jersey 11.7
New York 11.8
California 11.9
Indiana 12
Pennsylvania 12.5
Colorado 12.6
Connecticut 12.7
Arizona 13
West Virginia 13.1
Ohio 13.3
Illinois 14.1
Virginia 14.2
New Hampshire 14.6
Maryland 14.9
Nebraska 15.5
Wisconsin 15.6
Minnesota 15.9
Kansas 15.9
North Dakota 16
Kentucky 16.1
New Mexico 16.3
Tennessee 16.6
United States 16.7
Missouri 16.8
Montana 17
Massachusetts 17.4
Delaware 17.9
Vermont 19.4
North Carolina 20.9
Texas 21.1
Hawaii 21.4
Georgia 22
Oklahoma 23.5
Iowa 24.8
Alabama 26.4
Florida 27.2
Arkansas 27.3
Louisiana 29.1
South Carolina 33.4
South Dakota 35.4
Mississippi 39.8
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Release date

December 2018


United States

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