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Summary of notifiable diseases, United States 1999
  • Published Date:
    Published April 6, 2001, for 1999
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  • 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, 1999 -- Graphs and maps for selected notifiable diseases in the United States -- Historical summaries of notifiable diseases in the United States, 1968--1999 -- Selected reading

    "The MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1999 contains, in tabular and graphical form, the official statistics for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable diseases in the United States for 1999. 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 the dates of onset or diagnosis for notifiable diseases are not always reported, these surveillance data are presented by the week they were reported to CDC by public health officials in state and territorial health departments. These 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 this year's Summary presents only highlights of nationally notifiable diseases. Part 1 contains tables that present incidence data for each of the diseases considered nationally notifiable during 1999. The tables provide the number of cases of notifiable diseases reported to CDC for 1999, as well as the distribution of cases by month and geographic location and by patient's age, sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity. The data are final totals as of August 15, 2000, unless otherwise noted. In all tables, leprosy is listed as Hansen disease, and tickborne typhus fever is listed as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Part 2 contains graphs and maps. These graphs and maps depict summary data for many of the notifiable diseases described in tabular form in Part 1. Part 3 contains tables that list the number of cases of notifiable diseases reported to CDC since 1968. 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, or disease control activities." - p. iv

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