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Summary of notifiable diseases, United States, 1997
  • Published Date:
    Published November 20, 1998, for 1997
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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:
    Summaries of notifiable diseases in the United States, 1997 -- Graphs and maps for selected notifiable diseases in the United States -- Historical summary tables covering the period 1966-1997 -- Bibliography

    "This publication contains summary tables of the official statistics for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable diseases in the United States for 1997. 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). 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 in the MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States 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. The annual publication of the Summary 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 and non-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. Part 1 contains information regarding morbidity for each of the diseases considered nationally notifiable during 1997. The tables provide the number of cases of notifiable diseases reported to CDC for 1997, 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 July 25, 1998, unless otherwise noted. Because no cases of anthrax or yellow fever were reported in the United States during 1997, these nationally notifiable diseases do not appear in the tables in Part 1. Nationally notifiable diseases that are reportable in fewer than 40 states also do not appear in these tables. 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 1966. It also includes a table enumerating deaths associated with specified notifiable diseases reported to the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC during 1987-1996." - p. 1

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