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Summary of notifiable diseases -- United States, 2000
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    Published June 14, 2002 for 2001
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Summary of notifiable diseases -- United States, 2000
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Epidemiology Program Office., Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    Preface -- Background -- Data sources -- Interpreting data -- Highlights -- Summaries of notifiable diseases in the United States, 2000 -- Graphs and maps for selected notifiable diseases in the United States -- Historical summaries of notifiable diseases in the United States, 1969-2000 -- Selected reading -- State and Territorial Epidemiologists and Laboratory Directors

    "The MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2000 contains, in tabular and graphical form, the official statistics for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable diseases in the United States for 2000. These statistics are collected and compiled from reports to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS), which is operated by CDC in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). The Summary is located on the Internet at . This site also includes publications from past years. Because dates of onset or diagnosis for notifiable diseases are not always reported, surveillance data are presented by the week they were reported to CDC by public health officials in state and territorial health departments. Data are finalized and published each year in the Summary for use by state and local health departments; schools of medicine and public health; communications media; local, state, and federal agencies; and other agencies or persons interested in following the trends of reportable diseases in the United States. This publication also documents which diseases are considered national priorities for notification and the annual number of cases of such diseases. The Highlights section presents information on selected nationally notifiable diseases to provide a context in which to interpret surveillance and disease-trend data and to provide further information on the epidemiology and prevention of selected diseases. Past publications included information on selected non-notifiable diseases, but in 1999, the Summary began presenting only highlights of nationally notifiable diseases. Part 1 contains tables of incidence data for each disease considered nationally notifiable during 2000. These tables provide the number of cases of notifiable diseases reported to CDC for 2000, as well as the distribution of cases by month and geographic location and by patient's age, sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity. Data are final totals as of August 24, 2001, unless otherwise noted. In all tables, leprosy is listed as Hansen disease, and tickborne typhus fever is listed as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). In addition, syphilis (all stages) includes the following categories: latent; early latent; late latent; latent of unknown duration; neurosyphilis; late, with clinical manifestations other than neurosyphilis; syphilitic stillbirth; and congenital syphilis. Part 2 contains graphs and maps that depict summary data for many of the notifiable diseases described in tabular form in Part 1. Part 3 contains tables of the number of cases of notifiable diseases reported to CDC since 1969. This section also includes a table enumerating deaths associated with specified notifiable diseases reported to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), CDC, during 1989-1998. The Selected Reading section presents general and disease-specific references for notifiable infectious diseases. These references provide additional information on surveillance and epidemiologic issues, diagnostic issues, and disease-control activities." - p. iv

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