Vol. 65, No. 46
November 25, 2016
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Notice to Readers: Final 2015 Reports of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions
Weekly / November 25, 2016 / 65(46);1306–1321
The table listed in this report on pages 1307–1321 presents finalized data, as of June 30, 2016, from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for 2015. These data will be published in more detail in the Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions — United States, 2015 (1). Because no cases were reported in the United States during 2015, the following diseases do not appear in this early release table: anthrax; dengue hemorrhagic fever; diphtheria; eastern equine encephalitis virus disease, nonneuroinvasive; poliomyelitis, paralytic; poliovirus infection, nonparalytic; severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus disease (SARS-CoV); smallpox; western equine encephalitis virus disease, neuroinvasive and nonneuroinvasive; yellow fever; and viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Policies for reporting NNDSS data to CDC can vary by disease or reporting jurisdiction. The publication criteria used for the 2015 finalized tables are listed in the “Print Criteria” column of the NNDSS event code list (https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/document/National_Notifiable_Diseases_Surveillance_System_Event_Code_List_2015_v7.xlsx).
In addition, only cases from jurisdictions where the nationally notifiable disease was reportable in 2015 are published. The NNDSS website (https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/) is updated annually to include the latest national surveillance case definitions approved by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) for classifying and enumerating cases of 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, 2014–July 1, 2015, 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 2015), prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau. Population estimates released for states as of June 28, 2016 are available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race/data_documentation.htm#vintage2015. Population estimates for territories are 2015 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau (2).
- CDC. Summary of notifiable infectious diseases and conditions—United States, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep . In press 20172017.
- US Census Bureau. International data base. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2015. http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php