Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
10.6 percent (2015-17)
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
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