There’s no need to send a sympathy card to Salmonella. Yes, this proud bug dropped into second place on CDC’s list of organisms responsible for foodborne illness in the U.S. in 2016, with 8,172 cases reported on CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), compared to 8,547 cases for Campylobacter. But Salmonella took the lead among all foodborne bacterial pathogens for causing most hospitalizations, 2,255, and deaths, 40, as reported in FoodNet’s April 21, 2017 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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