Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
10.6 percent (2015-17)

Target:
10.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Maintains

Baseline:
10.6 percent of nontyphoidal Salmonella infections in humans were resistant to 3 or more drug classes in 2015-17

Prevent an increase in the proportion of nontyphoidal Salmonella infections in humans that are resistant to 3 or more drug classes

Target-Setting Method
Maintain the baseline

Summary

Salmonella is one of the major causes of foodborne illness in the United States, and antibiotic treatment is recommended for severe infections. Every year, many people get a type of Salmonella infection that is resistant to several types of antibiotics. Careful use of antibiotics and strategies that reduce antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in animals raised for food are critical for preventing antibiotic-resistant Salmonella infections in humans.

Workgroup: Food Safety Workgroup