NNDSSNational Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
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Starting this week, CDC transitions the reporting of NNDSS weekly data to the redesigned NNDSS Data and Statistics webpage https://wwwn.
CDC expects to transition the reporting of NNDSS weekly data in January 2018.
The assessment results for 2015 and 2016 were used to populate the N indicators for NNDSS data in the MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases--United States, 2015 and the NNDSS weekly provisional MMWR Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables I and II for 2016, respectively.
NNDSS staff within the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance performed assessments with each reporting jurisdiction to ascertain the reportable disease status of each NNIC for the years 2013-2015.
Users also should note that a report with final NNDSS data is published in a weekly issue of MMWR approximately 8 months after the end of the calendar year.
As a temporary measure to update the "N" indicators applied to MMWR NNDSS Tables I and II, reporting jurisdictions informed CDC of which nationally notifiable infectious conditions were not reportable in their jurisdictions for years 2011 and again for year 2012.
NNDSS comprises confirmed and probable cases (Table 1) identified through passive reporting in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories (3).
Since 2001, communicable disease surveillance units have reported individual perinatal HBV infection cases to CDC through NNDSS.
dagger]) NETSS is a system of computerized record formats used to transmit NNDSS data from health departments to CDC.
The NNDSS website is updated annually to include the latest national surveillance case definitions approved by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists for enumerating data on nationally notifiable infectious diseases.
Readers can send their comments on the use and display of provisional NNDSS data to CDC by telephone, 770-4888359 or by e-mail, soib@cdc.
Provisional NNDSS data are a running count of infectious disease (including AIDS) cases that have not been adjusted for variations in reporting procedures across different states or for delays in reporting.