Notices to Readers: Final 2011 Reports of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases
WeeklyAugust 17, 2012 / 61(32);624-637
The tables listed in this report on pages 625–637 summarize finalized data, as of June 30, 2012, from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for 2011. These data will be published in more detail in the Summary of Notifiable Diseases — United States, 2011 (1). Because no cases were reported in the United States during 2011, the following diseases do not appear in these early release tables: diphtheria; eastern equine encephalitis virus disease, nonneuroinvasive; poliomyelitis, paralytic; poliovirus infection, nonparalytic; rubella, congenital syndrome; severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus disease; smallpox; vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; western equine encephalitis virus disease, neuroinvasive and non-neuroinvasive; yellow fever; and viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Policies for reporting NNDSS data to CDC can vary by disease or reporting jurisdiction depending on case status classification (i.e., confirmed, probable, or suspected). The publication criteria used for the 2011 finalized tables are listed in the "Print Criteria" column of the NNDSS event code list, available at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/document/nndss_event_code_list_july_2011_28_final.pdf . The NNDSS website is updated annually to include the latest national surveillance case definitions approved by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) for enumerating data on nationally notifiable infectious diseases.
Population estimates are from the National Center for Health Statistics postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States for July 1, 2010–July 1, 2011, by year, county, single-year of age (0 to ≥85 years), bridged-race, (white, black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander), Hispanic origin (not Hispanic or Latino, Hispanic or Latino), and sex (vintage 2010), prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau. Population estimates for states are available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race/data_documentation.htm#vintage2010 as of May 31, 2012. Population estimates for territories are 2010 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau (2).
- CDC. Summary of notifiable diseases, United States, 2011. MMWR 2011;60(53). In press.
- US Census Bureau. International data base. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2012. Available at http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php. Accessed August 10, 2012.