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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) [website]   [open html - 49KB]

"CDC's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) is a multifaceted public health disease surveillance system that gives public health officials powerful capabilities to monitor the occurrence and spread of diseases. Facets of NNDSS are used by numerous state, territorial, tribal, and local health departments; and by partner organizations, such as the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), to: facilitate collecting, managing, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating health related data for diseases designated as nationally notifiable; develop and maintain national standards (for example, consistent case definitions for nationally notifiable diseases) applicable across states; maintain the official national notifiable diseases statistics; provide detailed data to CDC programs to aid in identifying specific disease trends; work with states and partners to implement and assess prevention and control programs; and publish summarized data findings from 57 state, territorial, and local reporting jurisdictions weekly and annually in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)."

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