Salmonella illnesses hold steady for 15 years, CDC says

While rates for several other foodborne diseases, including E.coli, have dropped dramatically, the rate of salmonella infections has held steady for the past 15 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control report released on June 7. Salmonella is responsible for approximately $365 million in U.S. medical costs and sickens about one million Americans every year.

( Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times )

While rates for several other foodborne diseases, including E.coli, have dropped dramatically, the rate of salmonella infections has held steady for the past 15 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control report released on June 7. Salmonella is responsible for approximately $365 million in U.S. medical costs and sickens about one million Americans every year.

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