NETSSNational Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance
NETSSNational Educational Technology Standards for Students
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NETSS uses CDC/Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) agreements on reportable conditions, protocols for formatting and transmitting data, standard case definitions, and designated staff members in each participating health department who provide and prepare the data for weekly publication in the MMWR.
Reported cases: Passive surveillance estimate based on average number of cases reported to CDC through the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS), 1995-1998; data from the Public Health Laboratory Information System (PHLIS) were used for those states not reporting to NETSS during this time period (7).
Reported cases: Based on NETSS surveillance data, approximately 40 cases are reported annually.