You are hereHome › Usha Kundu, MD College of Health (COH) › Department of Public Health › Curtis, Denice › Describing the Prevalence of Salmonella in Children 0-19 in Select Florida Counties Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Palmer, J., Curtis, D., Waskovitch, J., & Memiah, P. (2017). Describing the Prevalence of Salmonella in Children 0-19 in Select Florida Counties. Download PDF Describing the Prevalence of Salmonella in Children 0-19 in Select Florida Counties Details Type Conference Poster Title Describing the Prevalence of Salmonella in Children 0-19 in Select Florida Counties Contributor(s) Palmer, Julia (author)Curtis, Denice (author)Waskovitch, Jennifer (author)Memiah, Peter (author) Date 27 Jul 2017 Notes Poster presented at the 2017 Florida Public Health Association Annual Educational Conference Abstract Purpose: To describe trends in Salmonella in children among six Florida counties to see if an education program tailored to a specific group is needed Methods: Data from the surveillance system “Merlin” was used and demographic variables such as gender, race, ethnicity, and age were evaluated in Hillsborough, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Orange, Broward, and Escambia county. County rates-per 100,000 were compared along with trends in Salmonella per county. Results: Steady Salmonella rates were shown in most counties, the highest rates found in Escambia county. In all six counties, Salmonella rates were highest among white non-Hispanic females aged 1-4 years old. Conclusion: The steady salmonella rates over the last 5 years show that this infection is a statewide problem and an education program is needed. Salmonella rates are highest in children under 5 years of age, therefore education programs should be tailored towards this group.